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Doctors (Practice Expenses)

Volume 950: debated on Wednesday 24 May 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will make a statement about the current regulations affecting the right of a general practitioner to claim practice expenses in respect of remuneration paid to his wife.

The salary a general practitioner pays to his wife for work in his NHS practice is normally reimbursed with other practice expenses which are included on an average basis in the fees and allowances. On 1st April 1978, however, an experimental scheme was started whereby a single-handed rural doctor can claim an

The figures are as follows:

1st April to 31st December 1974656
1st January 1975 to 30th September 1975680
(a whole-year figure for 1975 is not available)
1st January to 31st December 1976550
1st January to 31st December 1977609