HC Deb 19 March 1993 vol 221 c436W
Mr. Rowlands

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what is the total annual cost of drugs and dressings supplied on prescription; and what proportion of the total is taken by dressings.

Dr. Mawhinney

Expenditure on drugs and appliances in the family health services in England amounted to £2,317 million in 1991–92. The proportion taken by dressings was 1.88 per cent.