HC Deb 27 April 1998 vol 311 c48W
Mr. Moore

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many community pharmacies in Scotland have closed since 1 May 1997. [39658]

Mr. Galbraith

The information is not available in the form requested.

Since 1 May 1997, 169 pharmacist contractors have been deleted from Health Board lists and 177 have been added.

These figures do not differentiate between pharmacies opening or closing, and pharmacies changing hands.