§ 23. Mr. Barnes
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what is his Department's policy concerning the future funding of beta-interferon for multiple sclerosis; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Malone
Guidance issued recently EL(95)97 suggested that beta-interferon should be prescribed by hospital neurologists where clinically appropriate, and within local agreements between health authorities and hospitals. As with other hospital-prescribed drugs, the costs should be met from within health authority general allocations.
A copy of EL(95)97 is available in the Library.