§ 45. Mr. Atkinson
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how doctors average list sizes have changed since 1978.
§ Mr. Mellor
Average list sizes in England have fallen from 2,312 per unrestricted general medical practitioner at 1 October to 2,020 at 1 October 1987, the latest date for which figures are available. This is a decrease of nearly 13 per cent., and reflects the increase in the number of general practitioners.