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National Health Service

Volume 497: debated on Wednesday 5 March 1952

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asked the Minister of Health how many prescriptions were dispensed through the National Health pharmaceutical service; how many pairs of spectacles were issued; and how many dental treatments were effected during 1951 under the National Health administration.

The approximate figures for England and Wales are 229 million prescriptions, 4.7 million pairs of glasses (excluding glasses supplied through the hospital eye service) and 10 million dental treatments or courses of treatment.