§ Mr. Pavitt
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will publish in the OFFICIAL REPORT the total amount paid by the National Health Service for tetracycline and similar broad spectrum antibiotics in each of the last three years, both through general medical and hospital services.
§ Sir K. Joseph
The estimated total amount paid by the National Health Service for products containing tetracycline or oxytetracline supplied through the general medical services in the last three years was:
£ million 1969 5.1 1970 4.6 1971 4.1
Similar figures for the hospital service are not readily available.