§ Baroness Massey of Darwen
asked Her Majesty's Government:
When they intend to publish the fourth report to Parliament on the Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme. [HL198]
§ Lord Hunt of Kings Heath
The fourth report to Parliament on the Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme (PPRS) was published today. Copies have been placed in the Library.
The PPRS: fourth report to Parliament covers both the conclusion of the 1993 scheme and the operation of the first year of the new scheme from October 1999. It provides an insight into the running of the PPRS; reports on the Government's broad objectives for the 1999 scheme; and describes the principal features of the new scheme, including the benefits for the National Health Service and the British pharmaceutical industry.