§ Mr. Redmond
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to her answer of 30 October,Official Report, columns 943–44, what has been the cost to the Exchequer of the director and chief executive of the Medicines Control Agency's visit to Washington, USA on 18 May.
§ Dr. Mawhinney
The administration of the Medicines Control Agency is a matter for its chief executive, Dr. Keith Jones. I have asked the chief executive to reply to the hon. Member.
Letter to Mr. Martin Redmond from Dr. K. Jones, dated 27 November 1992.
The Secretary of State for Health will have advised that your recent Parliamentary Question will be answered directly by the Chief Executive of the relevant agency. I give below the response for the Medicines Control Agency:
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The Medicines Control Agency is funded by fees paid by applicants for product and other licences and from current licence holders. There was, therefore, no cost to the exchequer from my visit to Washington in May.