§ Mr. Hutton
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what was the mean fee earnings per dentist in the Cumbria family health services authority in each year since 1987 at current prices.
§ Dr. Mawhinney
The table shows the mean gross earnings of general dental practitioners on the dental list of Cumbria family health services authority over the five financial years from 1987–88 to 1991–92, at 1991–92 prices.
Mean gross fee earnings per DRSG dentist at 1991–92 prices Financial year Cumbria FHSA (£) 1987–88 75,192 1988–89 82,893 1989–90 76,979 1990–91 80,503 1991–92 87,554
These means relate only to earnings through fees and to general dental practitioners in the population used by the dental rates study group. They exclude seniority payments, maternity payments, long-term sickness payments, postgraduate education allowances and other such allowances. They relate only to those general dental practitioners who were in contract for the complete financial year in question.