Health written question – answered on 15th May 2008.

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make it his policy to collect information on numbers of independent pharmacies.

Photo of Dawn Primarolo Dawn Primarolo Minister of State (Department of Health) (Public Health)

Information on the ownership of community pharmacies is collected by the Information Centre for health and social care and published in the 'General Pharmaceutical Services in England and Wales 1997-98 to 2006-07 (Annual Bulletin)'. Copies of the latest bulletin have been placed in the Library and are also available at:

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