HL Deb 16 October 2002 vol 639 cc62-3WA
Baroness Gould of Potternewton

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What plans they have for the current statutory maximum price scheme covering generic medicines supplied for use in the National Health Service in primary care. [HL5966]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health (Lord Hunt of Kings Heath)

We are today announcing a review of the maximum price scheme. A copy of the consultation letter setting out the Government's proposals and timetable to roll the scheme forward, unchanged, has been placed in the Library.