HC Deb 19 April 1995 vol 258 cc219-20W
Dr. Godman

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, pursuant to his answer, of 22 March,Official Report, columns 33738, when he expects to receive the report of the working group which is examining inter alia, the ownership, management and monitoring of privately

the prescription service can be calculated by adding together the net ingredient cost of drugs and appliances and the fees and allowances paid for dispensing these items, and then deducting the income generated from NHS prescription charges paid by patients and from the sale of pre-payment certificates. The following table gives the information, calculated on this basis, for each of the years from 1979–80 until 1993–94. Equivalent information for 1994–95 is not yet available.

owned residential homes for the elderly; if he will place a copy in the Library; and if he will make a statement. [18089]

Lord James Douglas-Hamilton

[holding answer 18 April 1995]: I expect to receive the report of the working group in the autumn when I will consider its recommendations.