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Prescription Charges

Volume 889: debated on Tuesday 25 March 1975

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51.

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services when she proposes to reduce and abolish prescription charges.

We began on 8th April 1974 by extending prescription charge exemption to children aged between 15 and 16 and women aged 60 to 65; we continue by refraining from increasing the charge despite increases in wages and prices; we shall make further progress when economic circumstances and the resources available for the health services permit.