§ 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.