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Doctors (Drug References)

Volume 81: debated on Thursday 20 June 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what resources he intends to make available to provide general practitioners greater reference facilities to the European and British Pharmacopoeia and the British Pharmaceutical Codex.

My reply of 23 May to the hon. Member for Warrington, North (Mr. Hoyle) at columns 538–9 outlined the action we have taken or have in hand to reduce junior doctors' hours. I have placed copies in the Library of a detailed report, which we have recently sent to the Social Services Select Committee. We are continuing to monitor progress, and we shall also cooperate with the independent survey of juniors' hours commissioned by the Review Body on Doctors' and Dentists' Remuneration.