HC Deb 24 October 2000 vol 355 c122W
Mr. Webb

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what conclusion he has reached on the funding of beta interferon. [131869]

Mr. Denham

The National Institute for Clinical Excellence has not yet published its final guidance on beta interferon for the treatment of multiple sclerosis and it would not be appropriate to pre-empt what the final guidance might say. The Government have provided the National Health Service with adequate funding to enable health authorities to fund treatments which NICE recommends.