HC Deb 08 March 1996 vol 273 c394W
Mr. Pearson

To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if he will publish the correspondence between the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee and his Department, concerning the time scale for 100 per cent. payment for prescriptions; [18458]

(2) if he plans to implement the recommendation in the Pharmacists Review Panel 1994 report, that pharmacists should be paid by the NHS at the time at which they have to pay their suppliers; and if he will make a statement. [18429]

Mr. Malone

Letters, or the relevant extracts therefrom, between the Department and the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee relating to the timetable for pharmacists' pay since December 1994 have been placed in the Library. We continue to explore the pharmacists' concerns about the present payment arrangements.