HC Deb 30 June 1998 vol 315 c174W
Mr. Fabricant

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list the projects undertaken by his Department since 1 May 1997 to research public reaction to(a) Government policies and (b) potential new policies; and if he will place the results of the research in the Library. [46677]

Ms Jowell

The Department's press and publicity division has undertaken the following research projects since 1 May 1997. Only those reports containing commercially sensitive materials and agencies' creative concepts are not made available under the terms of theCode of Practice on Access to Government Information. Copies of the research will be placed in the Library as indicated.

Mr. Milburn

At 30 September 1997, 251 pharmacies in England were receiving payments from the essential small pharmacies scheme.

Mr. McWalter

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many community pharmacies he estimates will close if resale price maintenance on over the counter medicines is discontinued; and what assessment he has made of the effect of such closures on the progress of(a) primary care groups and (b) health action zones. [48218]

Mr. Milburn

I have made no such estimate.