HC Deb 27 April 1976 vol 910 cc71-2W
2. Mr. Stonehouse

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the proportion of doctors in the National Health Service to each 10,000 of the United Kingdom population at the most recent available date; how this compares with the first full year of the service; and what, from international sources available to him, is the current proportion of practising doctors in the population of Czechoslovakia, France, Canada, New Zealand and Denmark, respectively.

Dr. Owen

In 1974 it is estimated that there were some 12 National Health Service doctors per 10,000 population, the number of hospital doctors and GPs per head being about 50 per cent. greater than 1949. In 1972, the proportions were Czechoslovakia 22.5, France 14.1, Canada 15.8, New Zealand 11.8 and Denmark 16.3.