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Volume 229: debated on Tuesday 27 July 1993

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will publish tables showing for each family health services authority—FHSA—area (a) the general practitioner indicative prescribing budgets and the general practitioner fund holders prescription budgets for 1990–91, 1991–92, 1992–93 and 1993–94 and (b) the out-turn expenditures so far as available, with the percentage over-or under-spend together with indexes for the combined general practitioner and fund holder spend in each area in cash and standard NHS prices.

We do not hold prescribing information in index form, the available information will be placed in the Library.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many general practitioners were requested to supply further information about their prescribing practices in the North Tyneside and Newcastle FHSA areas in 1991–92 and 1992–93; and what action was taken on such information.