§ Mrs. Peacock
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he proposes to take any action on the structure of general practitioners' remuneration following the recent recommendations of the report of the Royal College of General Practitioners on a pay-incentive scheme for general practitioners, a copy of which has been sent to him; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
We welcome this constructive contribution to public discussion about future arrangements for general practice. I have invited representatives of the Royal College to discuss its consultation document with me later this month, including the proposal for a closer link between remuneration and performance. We are not yet ready to make any firm proposals for changes in the structure of general practitioners' remuneration.