HC Deb 02 November 1989 vol 159 c310W
Mr. Stern

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many female general practitioners are currently in practice; and what was the figure 10 years ago.

Mrs. Virginia Bottomley

In 1988 there were 5,686 female general practitioners in England. This figure comprises unrestricted principals and assistants. In 1978 the equivalent figure was 3,273.