§ Mr. Cousins
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what is the average cost per week of a course of growth hormone therapy.
§ Mrs. Virginia Bottomley
The average cost per week of a course of growth hormone therapy varies because dosage is related to the patient's weight. The estimated cost per week in September 1991 of treating a child weighing 40kg was between £183 and £192 per week, depending on the brand of hormone used.