§ Mr. Fatchett
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many applications he has received for the establishment of fund-holding practices from general practitioners' practices in Leeds.
§ Mrs. Virginia Bottomley
Formal applications cannot be made until there is legislative provision for fund holding. Practices have been invited to return forms to their RHAs registering their interest in fund holding. We do not have details of the numbers of interested practices in individual FPCs.