§ Mr. Corbett
To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what recent consideration he has given to providing needles used in conjunction with a pen injection device on prescription to patients with diabetes; 
(2) if he will estimate the cost to public funds of making needles used in conjunction with a pen injection device available on prescription to patients with diabetes. 
§ Mr. Malone
We are currently considering whether insulin injection pen needles should be prescribable by general practitioners on the national health service and we are considering evidence of cost to public funds.