§ Mr. Nicholas Winterton
To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many letters have been received by her Department about the proposed extension of the limited list for pharmaceutical products from(a) the medical profession, (b) right hon. and hon. Members, (c) members of the public and (d) patient representative bodies; and if she will indicate in each case broadly how many of those letters supported the proposed extension and how many opposed it;
(2) how many representations she has received from right hon. and hon. Members about her proposed extension of the limited list for pharmaceutical products; in what form those representations were made; in how many cases those representations supported the extension of the list.
§ Dr. Mawhinney
There have been 174 letters from the medical profession; 981 letters from right hon. and hon. Members; 438 letters from members of the public and several letters from 11 of the bodies representing patients. A total of 130 representations have been received from right hon. and hon. Members in the form of parliamentary questions to Ministers. There have also been a number of requests for meetings with Ministers. These letters and representations have raised concerns about the selected list scheme.