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Royal Pharmaceutical Society

Volume 461: debated on Tuesday 12 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what role the Government expects the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) to play in public policy following the establishment of the General Pharmaceutical Council; what funding will be made available for the RPS; and if she will make a statement. (139283)

The Government consider it essential that an authoritative leadership body for the pharmacy profession continues to contribute to all relevant aspects of public policy development. The Pharmacy Regulation and Leadership Oversight Group will consider the financial aspects of establishing the General Pharmaceutical Council and advise Ministers accordingly.