General Practitioners (Surgery Improvement Grants)

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Health – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 1 November 1965.

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Photo of Mr Charles Mapp Mr Charles Mapp , Oldham East 12:00, 1 November 1965

asked the Minister of Health if he has now agreed the surgery improvement grant scheme for general practitioners; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Mr Kenneth Robinson Mr Kenneth Robinson , St Pancras North

Yes, Sir. Under the scheme, which start on 1st December, general practitioners will be eligible for a grant of one-third of the cost of approved projects for the improvement of existing surgery premises. In accordance with my earlier undertaking to the profession, any project started this year which satisfies the conditions will be considered for grant.

Photo of Mr Charles Mapp Mr Charles Mapp , Oldham East

Does my right hon. Friend contemplate, as I do, a great measure of satisfaction throughout the general practitioner world at the announcement he has made today? He has covered the supplementary question which I had in mind about it.