§ Lord HOUGHTON of SOWERBY
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Which pharmaceutical firms are in the first six suppliers of drugs to the National Health Service in terms of cost, and which of them are British based companies.
§ The PARLIAMENTARY UNDERSECRETARY of STATE, DEPARTMENT of HEALTH and SOCIAL SECURITY (Lord Wells-Pestell)
Information about the value of sales of National Health Service medicines by individual companies is confidential between the Department and the company concerned and could not be divulged without a breach of confidence. If my noble friend has any particular matter in mind, perhaps he will write to me.1385WA