Health Service Medical Supplies (Costs) Bill 2016-17

Department of Health written question – answered on 14th December 2016.

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Photo of Derek Thomas Derek Thomas Conservative, St Ives

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reasons the ambit of the Health Service Medical Supplies (Costs) Bill 2016 was changed to include medical supplies other than pharmaceuticals during the drafting stage of that Bill.

Photo of Philip Dunne Philip Dunne The Minister of State, Department of Health

The scope of the Bill did not change during drafting stage to add medical supplies. It was always intended to cover health service medicines and health service medical supplies.

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