HC Deb 10 May 1999 vol 331 c62W
Mr. Waterson

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make it his policy to collect statistics on the prescribing and dispensing of Beta Interferon for MS sufferers in the NHS. [82642]

Mr. Denham

We will continue to collect statistics on all drugs prescribed by general practitioners, including Beta Interferon, which are dispensed in the community. We do not collect statistics on drugs dispensed in hospitals and do not anticipate being in a position to do so for some time.