§ Mr. David Atkinson
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what was the outcome of his consideration as to whether general practitioners should be allowed to prescribe insulin injection pen needles on the NHS; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Milburn
I refer the hon. Member to the reply given to my hon. Friend the Member for Tynemouth (Mr. Campbell) on 28 April 1998,Official Report, column121.