§ Lord Mulley
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What arrangements they intend to make to assist elderly people and other persons on low incomes who are obliged to buy drugs which are no longer to be permitted to be prescribed on NHS prescriptions after the new regulations come into force.
§ The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health and Social Security (Lord Glenarthur)
The drugs which will remain available at National Health Service expense after 1st April will, on the advice of an independent group of medical and pharmaceutical experts, meet all clinical needs. There will therefore be no medical need for any patients to buy drugs which are not on the selected list.