HC Deb 15 December 1999 vol 341 cc223-4W
Mr. Cousins

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he will take to offset the impact of a rise in the price of generic drugs in those health authority areas with a high use of such drugs. [102447]

Ms Stuart

All health authorities should have contingency arrangements in place to manage this and similar financial pressures within their unified budgets.