HC Deb 12 May 2000 vol 349 cc504-5W
Mrs. Virginia Bottomley

To ask the Chairman of the Administration Committee which anti-viral drugs are available to hon. Members and staff at the Palace of Westminster to treat influenza. [121972]

Mrs. Roe

Stocks of a number of common drugs for emergency use are kept in the occupational health consulting room off the Lower Waiting Hall. These include drugs for treating angina, asthma and bacterial infections. These can be issued by the occupational health doctors, and by certain medically qualified hon. Members. The occupational health service also provides influenza vaccinations for hon. Members and staff in the at-risk groups.

The service does not, however, hold other drugs (including anti-viral influenza drugs) as the House's medical services are not intended to replace normal GP services.