HC Deb 29 February 2000 vol 345 c217W
16. Ms Ward

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what representations he has received regarding increases in drug and medicine costs. [110868]

Ms Stuart

We have received various representations. In recent months, many have been about sharp increases in the price of generic medicines to the National Health Service. We very much share the concern about these. We have given the NHS an additional £90 million to help meet the cost and have commissioned a fundamental review of the generics market.