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National Health Service (Prescriptions)

Volume 649: debated on Wednesday 15 November 1961

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will state the number of prescriptions dispensed under the National Health Service, and the average cost per item, for each month of the current year.

The information is as follows:

SCOTLAND
1961Number of prescriptions dispensedAverage cost per item
millionss.d.
January2·1282·6
February2·2582·4
March1·8587·0
April1·6089·9
May1·75810·1
June1·6690
July1·4392·7
August1·5191·4
September1·59*Not yet known
* Provisional.