§ 66. Mr. Pavitt
asked the Minister of Health why the sum of £50,000 was accepted from company A in respect of the delay in negotiating the provision of medicines for the National Health Service as referred to in paragraph 27 Civil Appropriations Accounts 1966–67, in the light of the estimated saving of £466,000 in the year 1968 on prices which had prevailed each year since 1962.
§ Mr. K. Robinson
I accepted the payment as one part of a compromise settlement; there had been a number of interim price reductions relating to this company's products between 1962 and the end of 1967.
§ 67. Mr. Pavitt
asked the Minister of Health if the negotiations with company A, providing the National Health Service with pharmaceutical products, announced in paragraph 27 of the Report on Civil Appropriation Accounts 1966–67 have yet been completed.