HC Deb 26 June 1975 vol 894 c208W
Mr. Bryan Davies

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the total expenditure on sales promotion by British and foreign pharmaceutical companies.

Dr. Owen

Information for 1973 is as follows, relating to companies with over £1 million turnover.

Nationality of Parent Company Sales Promotion Percentage of United Kingdom Sales
£ million Per cent.
British 9.5 11.4
United States 12.3 14.9
Others 10.1 15.4
31.9 13.8