HC Deb 10 May 1999 vol 331 c64W
Ms Drown

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the scope for including tax and benefit considerations in NICE's assessments of the cost-effectiveness of drugs. [83027]

Mr. Denham

Ministers are considering the responses to the discussion document "Faster access to modern treatment", which set out detailed proposals for the appraisal by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence of the clinical cost effectiveness of new and existing interventions. There will be a further statement shortly.