§ Mr. Michael Morris
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many pharmaceutical companies have not applied for any price increases in the last two, three and five years.
§ Mr. Mellor
For companies who have provided full financial returns under the pharmaceutical price regulation scheme for each year since 1984, the numbers of companies not applying for any price increase from the date shown to 31 December 1988 is as follows:
Number 1 January 1987 17 1 January 1986 15 1 January 1984 10