HC Deb 22 May 1973 vol 857 cc64-5W
Mr. Pavitt

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many chairs in general practice are now in existence in English universities; what percentage of all chairs in medicine this represents; and if she will make a statement.

Mr. St. John-Stevas

There are three, or about 1 per cent. of all chairs in clinical medicine. In addition, a number of universities in England have departments of general practice. Following discussions with the Health Departments, the University Grants Committee has, in allocating grant for the current quinquennium, encouraged universities to bear in mind the need for more chairs or departments of general practice.