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Doctors' Expenses

Volume 885: debated on Monday 27 January 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what steps she is taking to increase the level of expenses incurred by general practitioners in the course of their work which are reimbursed, with particular regard to the recent rise in the cost of petrol.

In a report published this month the Review Body on Doctors' and Dentists' Remuneration recommended an increase of £145 in the provision for 1974–75 for practice expenses repaid to general medical practitioners. The Review Body took account of increases in car and other expenses which had not been anticipated in its earlier assessment of practice expenses for the year. The Government have accepted the recommendation, and family practitioner committees have been asked to pay the arrears due to practitioners as soon as possible.