NHS Doctors

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Health – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 14th May 1991.

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Photo of Mr Barry Field Mr Barry Field , Isle of Wight 12:00 am, 14th May 1991

I thank my right hon. Friend for that reply. Does he agree that it represents a record of achievement, under a Conservative Government, of which we should be proud? More doctors are spending more time with their patients, and there are fewer of those patients.

Will my right hon. Friend reassure the House, however, that the taxpayer's pocket is not being misused to allow a tiny minority of doctors to practice politics rather than patient care?