To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 11 October 2018 to Question 176272 on Drugs: Imports, if he will place in the Library a copy of the non-disclosure agreements his Department has requested pharmaceutical companies to sign.
This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.
25 October 2018
The Department has requested a number of pharmaceutical industry representative bodies and manufacturers sign non-disclosure agreements (NDAs). By signing NDAs the Department is able to talk to the industry in confidence so that we can be clear when we go out to the whole industry our advice and any requests of them are clear, appropriate and deliverable.
A copy of the draft template for these NDA agreements is attached.