§ Mr. Michael Morris
To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make it his policy that general practice formularies should originate with the individual practices.
§ Mrs. Virginia Bottomley
General practice formularies will be voluntary and will be organised in the way most suited to local circumstances. It will be for general practitioners individually to determine the degree of compliance where they adopt a formulary. Whilst we expect that many formularies will be practice based, there is nothing to prevent a group of practices or an FPC developing a common formulary should they wish.