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General Practitioners (Correspondence)

Volume 301: debated on Wednesday 24 September 1997

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health what factors underlay the decision of the Minister of State, the hon. Member for Darlington (Mr. Milburn), to send the letter of 21 October to general practitioners; to which doctors it was sent and what is the estimated cost of printing and mailing these letters. [16767]

The purpose of the letter was to inform general practitioners about a number of policy developments which are of direct relevance to them and to underline the priority the Government attach to primary care. The cost of printing and mailing these letters including postage, was £14,000.