Prescription Pricing Authority

Health written question – answered on 6th November 2001.

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Photo of Liam Fox Liam Fox Shadow Secretary of State for Health

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the gross expenditure of the Prescription Pricing Authority was in relation to the monitoring of prescriptions in the last 12 months.

Photo of Hazel Blears Hazel Blears Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health)

The annual gross expenditure of the Prescription Pricing Authority for the financial year 2000–01 was £62,340,000. Included in this was the sum of £1,238,000 for monitoring patient compliance with the current prescription charging arrangements.

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