§ Mrs. Lait
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to her answer of 22 April,Official Report, column 169, how many of the preparations listed as drugs acting on the skin (a) do not require a product licence under the Medicines Act 1968, (b) are available for purchase without a doctor's prescription at pharmacies and other retail outlets and (c) attracted fewer than 20 prescriptions a year met by the NHS in each of the years 1990, 1991 and 1992.
§ Dr. Mawhinney
The number of products within this list which attracted fewer than 20 prescriptions was 788 in 1991 and 822 in 1992; figures for 1990 are not available. The remaining information could be provided only at disproportionate cost.