HC Deb 04 March 1997 vol 291 c566W
Ms Eagle

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what has been the cost to his Department to date of the litigation in respect of human growth hormone. [18086]

Mr. Horam

The legal costs to date are estimated at £500,000. In addition, numerous staff at various levels and for various periods of time have been involved in matters related to the litigation and their costs cannot be separately identified.