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Old Age Pensioners (Prescription Charges)

Volume 523: debated on Monday 1 February 1954

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asked the Minister of Health what would be the approximate cost of enabling old age pensioners to obtain medicine free and without having to pay for prescriptions.

:Many old age pensioners are already entitled to have the charges for prescriptions refunded. It is estimated that the additional cost of relieving all old age pensioners of these charges would be of the order of £900,000 a year.