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Flu Vaccine

Volume 77: debated on Wednesday 24 April 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will estimate the loss of revenue caused by the fact that medical practitioners do not have to reimburse his Department with the difference between prices paid for flu vaccine and the discounted prices charged by the manufacturers.

Since 1 July 1984 reimbursement prices paid to general medical practitioners have taken account of discount received. My reply on 14 March to my hon. Friend the Member for Glanford and Scunthorpe (Mr. Hickmet), at columns 243–44, explained why there has never been any loss of revenue, even before the introduction of the discount scale.

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what was the total number of prescriptions for flu vaccine which were dispensed in each year from 1981 to 1984.

The total number of prescriptions for flu vaccines dispensed in England from 1981 to 1983 were as follows:

Number
1981273,000
1982249,100
1983219,600
1983 is the last year for which data are available.