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Carlisle And Cumbria

Volume 959: debated on Monday 4 December 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many pharmacies have closed in Carlisle and Cumbria, respectively, over the last three years; and how many have opened.

Over the three years from 1975 to 1977, one pharmacy closed in Carlisle and none opened. Within the remainder of the area covered by the Cumbria family practitioner committee, 10 pharmacies closed over the same period and two opened.

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many doctors are now dispensing in Carlisle and Cumbria, respectively; and if he will make a statement.

tric units, but expenditure on preliminary work is as follows:

On 1st October 1978, the numbers of dispensing doctors in Carlisle and Cumbria were one and 70 respectively. I am not aware of any problem in respect of dispensing by doctors in Cumbria, but if my hon. Friend has any particular matter in mind and will write to me, I shall consider carefully what he says.