HC Deb 03 July 1961 vol 643 c74W
60. Mr. Holt

asked the Minister of Health if lie has received the report of the investigation into the cost of 3,000 different drugs and dressings carried out by the Manchester Regional Hospital Board; to what extent its recommendations go beyond those of the Cohen Committee; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Powell

I have seen the report of certain actions to reduce the exceptionally high cost of drugs and dressings at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary. There is no inconsistency between these actions and anything in the Cohen Committee's Reports on prescribing by general medical practitioners.