HC Deb 30 June 1982 vol 26 c326W
Mrs. Dunwoody

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he will institute an experimental scheme to create posts of salaried assistants in single-handed general practices, where the principal agrees to retire within two years.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

No. A decision on whether to employ a salaried assistant in his practice is a matter for the principal concerned as an independent contractor.