asked the Minister of Health what steps are being taken to ensure fit find proper medicines being supplied to panel patients where the price of such medicines is higher than the sums allowed in the contract?
The hon. Member is under a misapprehension. Thu cost of the medicines to which persons insured under the National Health Insurance Acts are entitled are not subject to any such limit as is suggested in the question. Insurance practitioners are required to order for their patients such medicines as are required for their proper treatment without limit of price, though it has been found necessary to take certain precautions against extravagance in prescribing.