HC Deb 22 June 1994 vol 245 c202W
Mr. Blunkett

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what was the percentage increase in the NHS drugs bill, compared with the previous year, for each year since 1987; and if she will make a statement.

Dr. Mawhinney

The information is shown in the table.

Annual increase in cost of National Health Service drugs
Year Percentage increase
1987–88 11.3
1988–89 12.5
1989–90 10.9
1990–91 7.8
1991–92 14.5
1992–93 12.6

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