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Volume 504: debated on Thursday 28 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Health for how long he expects his Department to continue to issue free Tamiflu medication. (313423)

We intend to continue to distribute antivirals to patients with swine flu symptoms free of charge until the end of the seasonal flu period in 2010, i.e. the end of March 2010. The current working assumption is that antiviral policy will revert to normal from 1 April 2010 onwards, although we will keep the situation under close review.