HC Deb 22 April 1994 vol 241 c697W
Mr. Cousins

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what was the expenditure on health provision within general practitioners' budgets in each year since 1990–91 in cash and standard price terms.

Dr. Mawhinney

Gross current expenditure on the provision of general medical services, in both cash and constant prices, is included in table 20 of the 1994 Departmental Report (Cm 2512), copies of which are available in the Library.

Mrs. Bridget Prentice

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many budget-holding practices there are in each of the London regional health authorities; and what percentage of the total number of general practitioner practices in London are budget-holding practices.

Dr. Mawhinney

There are 213 fundholding practices in the North Thames regional health authority and 339 in South Thames. 18 per cent. of the general practitioner practices within these two regions are fundholders.

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