HC Deb 16 December 1999 vol 341 cc305-6W
Mr. Hammond

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of sufferers of secondary progressive multiple sclerosis live in areas where the relevant health authority will not pay for Beta-Interferon for them. [99993]

Ms Stuart

Information about health authorities' policies on the treatment of multiple sclerosis is not available centrally. Any such policies should provide for individual cases to be considered on their merits in the light of the evidence available on different forms of treatment.