37421 - Drugs (Answered)

Andrew Gwynne
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what legal costs (a) his Department and (b) NHS England have incurred to date in relation to decisions on access to (i) narcolepsy drugs, (ii) hepatitis C drugs and (iii) pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV.

George Freeman

The Department’s legal costs are met from individual teams’ existing legal budgets and cannot be broken down further. NHS England also advises that it is not able to provide this information as these are live issues incurring ongoing legal costs.