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Pharmaceuticals (Sales Promotion)

Volume 894: debated on Thursday 26 June 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the total expenditure on sales promotion by British and foreign pharmaceutical companies.

Information for 1973 is as follows, relating to companies with over £1 million turnover.

Nationality of Parent CompanySales PromotionPercentage of United Kingdom Sales
£ millionPer cent.
British9·511·4
United States12·314·9
Others10·115·4
31·913·8