HC Deb 11 January 1977 vol 923 cc442-3W
10. Mr. Nicholas Winterton

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is his policy on the future development of relations between the pharmaceutical industry and the National Health Service.

Mr. Ennals

My policy is to sustain the existing close relationship between the Government and the industry with the objects of continuing to ensure the supply and responsible promotion of safe and effective medicines for the NHS at reasonable prices; and to encourage the development of the industry through investment, research and the growth of its already substantial export trade.