§ Mr. Oakes
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) what future discussions are planned with the pharmaceutical services negotiating committee on the implementation of the new contract;
(2) if he will, in this Session of Parliament, introduce legislation to implement the new contract negotiated with the pharmaceutical services negotiating committee.
§ Mr. Hayhoe
[pursuant to his reply, 27 November 1985]: There are no present plans for discussions with the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee specifically on implementation of the new contract. Full implementation of the agreement must await the necessary primary legislation which will be introduced as soon as possible.