HC Deb 03 July 1997 vol 297 c273W
Mr. McAllion

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what steps he is taking to abolish general practitioner fundholding in Scotland. [5861]

Mr. Galbraith

The Government intend to publish a White Paper on the Scottish Health Service in the Autumn which will set out the options for new models of involving GPs in the design and delivery of patient care services. In the meantime, steps have already been taken to change the financial regime for GP fundholders to ensure the patients of non-fundholding GPs are not disadvantaged.