Health Committee

Wednesday 8 December 2004
Members present:

Mr David Hinchliffe (Chairman), John Austin, Mr Keith Bradley, Mr Simon Burns, Mrs Patsy Calton, Mr Jon Owen Jones, Dr Doug Naysmith and Dr Richard Taylor

The Committee deliberated.

Ordered, That  the Committee do send for papers from the following pharmaceutical companies in connection with its inquiry into The Influence of the Pharmaceutical Industry : AstraZenaca , Eli Lilly and Company Limited , GlaxoSmithKline , Pfizer Limited and Wyeth.-( The Chairman.)

Ordered, That the Committee do send for papers from Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).-( The Chairman.)

Ordered, That the Committee do send for certain papers from market research companies relating to the market for pharmaceutical products.-( The Chairman.)

Public Expenditure 2004: Rt Hon Dr John Reid MP, Secretary of State for Health, Mr John Bacon, Group Director, Health and Social Care Delivery, and Mr Richard Douglas, Director, Finance and Investment, Department of Health, were further examined.

[Adjourned till Thursday 9 December at Ten o'clock.