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Volume 486: debated on Monday 12 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent representations he has had on proposals in the Pharmacy White Paper; and if he will make a statement. (245756)

We are currently analysing responses to the consultation “Pharmacy in England: Building on strengths - delivering the future - proposals for legislative reform” which ended on 20 November 2008 and will make further announcements in due course. However, in respect of the consultation proposals to amend the criteria for dispensing by doctors, I refer the hon. Member to the oral answer given to the hon. Member for Bassetlaw (John Mann) on 16 December 2008, Official Report, column 952.