§ Mr. Wigley
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services when the review panel to resolve disputes with pharmacists over payments for National Health Service prescriptions is to be named; and what are the reasons for the delay.
§ Mr. Latham
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the reason for the delay in setting up the promised review body for the remuneration of dispensing pharmacists, under the terms of the Health Services Act 1980; and whether he will make a statement.
§ Dr. Vaughan
I refer the hon. Member and my hon. Friend to my reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Belper (Mrs. Faith) on 11 December 1980. Consultations with the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee are continuing and I am not yet in a position to add to that reply.