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Prescription Charges

Volume 886: debated on Friday 14 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if she will now take steps to abolish prescription charges for medicines for children under 16 years of age.

This has already been done. It was one of the first priorities of the present Government. On 8th April 1974 prescription charge exemption was extended from under 15 to under 16 years of age.