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Pharmacy

Volume 475: debated on Thursday 15 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make it his policy to collect information on numbers of independent pharmacies. (204598)

Information on the ownership of community pharmacies is collected by the Information Centre for health and social care and published in the ‘General Pharmaceutical Services in England and Wales 1997-98 to 2006-07 (Annual Bulletin)’. Copies of the latest bulletin have been placed in the Library and are also available at:

www.ic.nhs.uk/statistics-and-data-collections/primary-care/pharmacies/general-pharmaceutical-services-annual-bulletin-2006-07.