HC Deb 13 February 1976 vol 905 cc434-5W
Mr. David Steel

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if doctors with patients permanently committed to mental hospitals continue to receive payments for them as the patient is still on the doctors panel; and, if so, whether she will seek to change this.

Dr. Owen

Doctors receive payment for two years in respect of patients on their list who are in psychiatric hospitals; after that time if patients are still in hospital they are removed from the doctors' lists.