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Doctors (Incomes)

Volume 931: debated on Wednesday 11 May 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will publish in the Official Report a table showing the average gross and net real incomes of general practitioners for each of the past five years, taking 1972–73 to be 100.

The following table gives the required information. The figures have been calculated by applying movements in the retail price index to the average payments given in my reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Brent, South (Mr. Pavitt) on 6th April.—[Vol. 929, c. 569.]

INDEX OF AVERAGE AMOUNTS (GREAT BRITAIN FIGURES) PER GENERAL MEDICAL PRACTITIONER PAID BY FAMILY PRACTITIONER COMMITTEES
YearAverage gross income (inclusive of all practice expenses)Average net income
1972–73100·0100·0
1973–7497·595·1
1974–7593·488·4
1975–76*99·799·0
1976–77†96·088·3
*Provisional.
† Estimated.