§ Lord Davies of Coity
asked Her Majesty's Government:
When they intend to publish the third report to Parliament on the Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme. [HL456]
§ Lord Hunt of Kings Heath
The third report to Parliament on the Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme (PPRS) was published on 20 December 1999. Copies were placed in the Library.
The PPRS third report to Parliament covers both the operation of the 1993 PPRS until it ended in September 1999 and the introduction of the new scheme from October 1999. It provides an insight into 109WA the running of the PPRS; reports on considerations taken into account by the Government in formulating the 1999 PPRS; and describes the principal features of the new scheme, including the benefits expected to arise from it for the National Health Service and the British pharmaceutical industry.