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Rural Pharmacies

Volume 981: debated on Friday 21 March 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will carry out a study on prescribing methods and frequency, to seek to find out whether a reduction of the burden on general practitioners is having a detrimental effect upon the viability and in many instances the continuing in existence of rural chemists.

I do not consider that such a study would serve the purpose that the hon. Member appears to have in mind.