HC Deb 18 February 1992 vol 204 c108W
26. Mr. Day

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what was the average number of patients on each general practitioner's list(a) in 1978 and (b) in 1990; and if he will make a statement.

Mrs. Virginia Bottomley

The average list size fell from 2,312 in October 1978 to 1,942 in October 1990—a reduction of 16 per cent.

The latest available information held centrally shows that the average list size at 1 April 1991 was 1,917, a further reduction of 1.3 per cent.