§ Mr. Gordon Prentice
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his answer of 19 March 1998,Official Report, columns 701–03, if he will make it his policy to require health authorities to collect information on the number of persons in their areas with relapsing/remitting MS and the number of persons prescribed Beta Interferon. 
§ Mr. Boateng
There are no current plans to make it policy to require health authorities to collect this information. However, the information that health authorities are required to provide is continuously reviewed.