HC Deb 01 May 1973 vol 855 c262W
30. Mr. Pavitt

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services, if he will now exercise his prerogative to buy the derivatives of benzodiazepine which have recently been the subject of a report of the Monopolies Commission, as a service for the Crown, on behalf of hospitals and general practitioners in the National Health Service.

Sir K. Joseph

No. I am satisfied that appropriate action is already being taken on the recent report of the Monopolies Commission.