HC Deb 17 July 1995 vol 263 cc924-5W
Mr. Alex Carlile

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what were the figures for disbursements by the Prescription Pricing Authority in England for 1992–93 in respect of payments for drugs to dispensing doctors and drugs supplied by prescribing doctors in terms of the(a) net ingredient cost, (b) discounted cost, (c) VAT, (d) container allowance, (e) dispensing fees, (f) on costs and (g) in total. [34260]

Mr. Malone

Payments made by family health services authorities for 1992–93 were as follows:

Payments made to Chemists and Appliance Contractors for prescriptions dispensed
Net ingredient cost 2,697,766
Discounted cost 2,448,332
VAT 5,731
Container allowance 18,817
Dispensing fees 463,987
On cost 111,175
Total 3,063,110

Payments made to Dispensing Doctors for prescriptions dispensed and items personally administered
Net ingredient cost 190,558
Discounted cost 177,189
VAT 30,890
Container allowance 1,140
Dispensing fees 26,239
On cost 20,007
Total 255,527

Payments made to Non-dispensing Doctors for items personally administered
Net ingredient cost 37,145
Discounted cost 36,952
VAT 6,518
Container allowance 356
Dispensing fees 9,122
On cost 3,899
Total 56,859