§ 14. Mr. Michael Brown
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many general practitioner budget holders are now established in the health authorities of Scunthorpe and Grimsby.
§ Mrs. Virginia Bottomley
I am pleased to tell my hon. Friend that there are six general practices within the areas of the Grimsby and Scunthorpe health authorities participating in the first wave of fundholding. Together they provide high quality primary care services to more than 16 per cent. of the population of those authorities.