HC Deb 19 April 1995 vol 258 cc206-7W
Mr. Morgan

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, pursuant to his oral statement to the Welsh Grand Committee on 4 April, Official Report, Welsh Grand Committee, columns 1–8, what statistical information he has on the number of practice managers and fund managers in post in each year since April 1991; and by what legal authority their salaries are paid. [19254]

Mr. Redwood

Although information on the numbers of staff employed by general medical practitioners has been collected for a number of years, the number of practice managers was collected, as a separate category, for the first time at 1 April 1994 when there were 523—373 whole-time equivalent—in Wales. Information on fund managers has not yet been collected as a separate category.

General medical practitioners are self-employed contractors to the NHS and, as employers, are responsible for the salaries of their staff.