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General Practitioners: Rents

Volume 464: debated on Tuesday 9 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will revise the cost rent system used to reimburse GP practices accommodation costs to ensure that facilities are not reimbursed by a number of different agencies at the same time in cases of subletting space in GP surgeries. (154362)

The “National Health Service (General Medical Services—Premises Costs) (England) Directions 2004” set out the arrangements for primary care trusts to make payments in respect of general practitioner (GP) premises’ costs. Direction 48 provides for those payments to be offset by any rents GPs receive from third parties for areas of premises they occupy. There is therefore no need for a revision.