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To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many forms relating to general practice he plans to abolish in the next year; and how many of these have been introduced since 1979. 
I have been asked to reply.
Implementation of the "Patients not paper" recommendations for fewer, better forms will abolish 20 individual forms, of which three are new since 1979. General practitioners will have to complete about 15 million fewer forms a year as a result.