§ 79. Mr. Pavitt
asked the Minister of Health what would be the estimated saving if he used his powers under Section 46(1) of the Patents Act, 1949, to provide the patients of general practioners using form E.C.10 with those drugs which in recent years he has been using his powers to provide for hospital patients.
§ Mr. K. Robinson
I am advised that my powers under Section 46(1) of the Patents Act, 1949, would not enable me to authorise the supply of patented drugs for pharmaceutical services provided, in accordance with the arrangements made by Executive Councils, under Part IV of the National Health Service Act, 1946.