asked the Secretary of State for Social Services why one prescription of female hormone replacement therapy costs £2.60.
Non-exempt patients pay a separate charge of £1.30 for each quantity of a drug
|Birkenhead||England and Wales|
|May 1979||August 1982||May 1979||August 1982|
|Sick and disabled||1,200||1,300||210,300||235,000|
|Single parent families||1,800||2,100||311,100||393,700|
|All supplementary beneficiaries||16,800||23,500||2,705,200||3,941,600|
|Dependants of Supplementary Benefit in England and Wales|
|November 1979||December 1981|
|Sick and disabled||61,800||76,600|
|One parent families||491,300||575,700|
|Total of all beneficiaries||1,351,200||2,161,500|
Note: Information about dependants is available only from Annual Statistical Enquiries in November/December each year.
Source: Annual Statistical Enquiry.