§ Mr. Wigley
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the number of doctors per 1,000 population for Wales, Scotland and England, respectively.
§ Dr. Owen
In England there are 1.06 NHS doctors—hospital doctors or unrestricted principals in general practice—per 1,000 population. Figures for doctors working in the community health services or outside the NHS are not available on an England basis. My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Scotland and my right hon. and learned Friend the Secretary of State for Wales, will write to the hon. Member about ratios in Scotland and Wales.