§ 15. Mr. Michael Brown
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what has been the change in the average number of patients on each general practitioner's list since 1979; and if she will make a statement.
§ Mr. Sackville
I am pleased to be able to report that the average number of patients on general medical practitioner lists in England has fallen by 18 per cent., from 2,286 at 1 October 1979 to 1,932 at 1 April 1992.