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Prescription Charges

Volume 19: debated on Monday 1 March 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will give the percentage rise in prescription charges on 1 April as compared with May 1979.

The prescription charge, as already announced, increases to £1.30 on 1 April. This represents an increase of 550 per cent. since May 1979, when the charge was 20p.