§ Mr. Alexander
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what is her Department's timetable for introducing the new selected list regulations to cover 10 additional therapeutic categories of NHS medicines; and what parliamentary procedures will be applicable for debating the new regulations before they are enacted.
§ Dr. Mawhinney
Orders to amend the list of drugs which cannot be prescribed under the national health service are made under the negative resolution procedure. They are normally made twice a year. We expect the next order to be made before the summer recess.