HC Deb 23 February 1989 vol 147 cc791-2W
Mr. Madel

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what conclusions were reached by the ToucheRoss inquiry into the supply of generic pharmaceuticals; if he will publish those parts of the evidence which are not commercially confidential, along with the consultants' recommendations; if he will place a copy of the report in the Library; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Mellor

We are considering the report prepared by Touche Ross. When announcing the study on 11 March 1988 the then Secretary of State for Social Services, made it clear that the contents of the report would contain commercially sensitive information and would remain confidential. To publish the report would breach this commitment to those who contributed to the study.