§ Mr. George
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many persons there are per community nurse, and per health visitor, within the Walsall Area Health Authority; what is the national average number of persons per community nurse and per health visitor; and how many area health authorities have (a) a greater number of persons per community nurse and (b) a greater number of persons per health visitor than in the Walsall Area Health Authority at the present time.
§ Mr. Deakins
At 31st March 1975, the latest date for which comparative figures are available, the number of persons per community nurse and per health visitor in Walsall and in England as a whole were:
to prevent drug sales promotion by such schemes as the one contained in the information sent to him by the hon. Member for Brent, South whereby general practice pharmacists receive £15 value of cut glass if they display a certain brand of analgesic on their counters on a self-service fitment; and if he will make a 495W statement on his policy for the sale of analgesics by self-service methods.
§ Dr. Owen
I am grateful to my hon. Friend for raising this matter. It has been taken up with the firm concerned and I will write to him when I have its reply.
As regards the sale of analgesics by self-service methods, I would refer my hon. Friend to my reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Welwyn and Hatfield (Mrs. Hayman) on 8th July,—[Vol. 914, c.655–6.]