Department of Health written question – answered on 25th May 2016.

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Photo of Andrew Gwynne Andrew Gwynne Shadow Minister (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what legal costs (a) his Department and (b) NHS England have incurred to date in relation to decisions on access to (i) narcolepsy drugs, (ii) hepatitis C drugs and (iii) pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV.

Photo of George Freeman George Freeman The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The Department’s legal costs are met from individual teams’ existing legal budgets and cannot be broken down further. NHS England also advises that it is not able to provide this information as these are live issues incurring ongoing legal costs.

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