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Prescriptions

Volume 986: debated on Wednesday 18 June 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many prescriptions per National Health Service patient were issued by doctors on average in each of the most recent five years available to him.

The information, which relates to England and is based on prescriptions dispensed by chemists, drug stores and appliance contractors, is as follows :

19756·18
19766·42
19776·47
19786·71
19796· 64