§ Mr. Grylls
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how he proposes to notify prescribing doctors, including those in hospital employment, dispensing pharmacists and the manufacturing companies of the medicines which will, and will not, be prescribable under the National Health Service from 1 April; and how much time they will then have to consider the information before the proposed date of implementation.
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
We will use our normal and well-established channels of communication to provide the medical and pharmaceutical professions and the pharmaceutical industry with details about the drugs which will cease to be prescribable under the National Health Service from 1 April 1985. We recognise the need to give them as much notice as possible.