§ Mr. Jon Owen Jones
To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will list the amount spent on continence products in each year since 1988; and what is the projected spending for 1994, 1995 and 1996.
§ Mr. Bowis
Expenditure on continence products since 1988 is shown in the table.
Calendar Year Net ingredient cost £ million 1988 14.8 1989 14.0 1990 16.0 1991 20.7 1992 23.2
Projected expenditure forecasts for the years 1993 to 1996 are not available.
- 1. 1988 to 1990 data are based on a I in 200 sample and cover prescriptions dispensed by community pharmacists and appliance contractors only.
- 2. The data for 1991 and 1992 cover all prescriptions dispensed by community pharmacists and appliance contractors, dispensing doctors, and prescriptions submitted by prescribing doctors for items personally administered.