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National Health Service (Dispensing)

Volume 13: debated on Thursday 19 November 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales what is his estimate of the gross profit paid to pharmacy contractors in Wales for National Health Service dispensing in each of the past five years.

If gross profit is defined as the difference between total payments and the costs of drugs, appliances, containers, oxygen and oxygen equipment rental, the figures are as follows:—

£ million
19768·6
19779·4
197810·7
197911·3
198015·2