HC Deb 28 March 1984 vol 57 c220W
Mr. Fisher

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many deputising services are run by (a) private commercial companies, (b) co-operatives of general practitioners, (c) the National Health Service and (d) others; and whether he will list them by category.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

No deputising services are run by the National Health Service. We do not collect information centrally on numbers of deputising services.