§ Mr. Flynn
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his answer of 27 January, Official Report, column,119, if he will seek through the World Health Organisation to ensure that other nations do not offer financial incentives to companies to donate pharmaceuticals overseas; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Malone
At the World Health Assembly in May 1996, the United Kingdom supported a resolution which promoted new World Health Organisation drug donations guidelines and urged their publication. The aim of these guidelines is to prevent the unsolicited donations of drugs and the overpricing of such drugs. We will place copies of the "Essential Drugs Monitor" publication which includes the guidelines in the Library.