§ Mr. Bradley
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many applications he has received for the establishment of fund-holding practices from general practitioner practices in Manchester.
§ 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.