§ Mr. Milburn
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his answer to the right hon. Member for Derby, South (Mrs. Beckett) of 1 November,Official Report, columns 360–1, if he will provide972W
§ Mr. Malone
At 1 October 1994, there were 25,567 general practitioners in England—a record number. We are ensuring that general practice remains an attractive career, for example, by assisting doctors with their duties out-of- surgery hours and implementing the efficiency scrutiny on unnecessary paperwork.