HC Deb 02 December 1983 vol 49 c654W
Mr. Ian Lloyd

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he will publish a table in the Official Report showing the value of stocks held by National Health Service establishments, the amount used by the National Health Service in the most recent year for which figures are available, the cost per dose and the average total cost for a normal course of treatment, and the place of manufacture of Alfatoxin M. Aspergillus flavus; Bothropsinase reagent; Cholecystokinin Octapeptide; Chorionic Gonadotropin, (hGG). (Human, Iodination grade); Chymotrypsin. (Human Pancreatic, Iodination grade); C-Peptide. (Human, standard); C-Peptide. (Human, Tyrosylated, Iodination grade); Deoxyribonucleic Acid, SV40; Ferritin (Human, Spleen, Iodination and standard grade); alpha-Feto Protein (AFP) (Human, Iodination grade); alpha-Feto Protein (AFP) (Human); alpha-Feto Protein (AFP) (Mouse); Follicle-Stimulating Hormone, (hFSH) (Human, Iodination grade); Growth Hormone, Human (hGH) (Iodination grade); Luteinizing Hormone, Human (hLH) (Iodination grade); Parathyroid Hormone, (PTH). (Bovine 1–84, Iodination grade); Proloctin Human (hPRL) (Iodination grade); Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone (Human, Pituitary (hTSH), (Iodination grade); Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone (Human; alpha-subunit, (hTSH), (Iodination grade); Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (Human, beta-subunit, (hTSH), Iodination grade); Trypsin (Human, Pancreas, Iodination grade); Vinculin (Chicken Gizzard).

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

The items referred to are used almost exclusively within the hospital service. Information of this type and detail is not available centrally and would be inordinately expensive to collect. We have asked the Supply Council to address itself to the level of stockholding within the NHS as part of its general task of advising on a more cost-effective policy on supplies and distribution.