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Contraceptives

Volume 86: debated on Thursday 14 November 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what procedure is currently utilised by his Department to monitor and arrange for the payment of special fees for doctors who prescribe contraceptive drugs or devices.

Family practitioner committees are responsible for checking general medical practitioners' claims for contraceptive services fees an for making payments in accordance with the provisions in the general medical practitioners' statement of fees and allowances. The prescribing of contraceptive substances would not necessarily be appropriate in all cases.

Electorate1980–85 Growth
Non-Metropolitan County-District (ranked by percentage growth)1980 Register1985 RegisterIncrease in ElectoratePercentage increase
Milton Keynes79,816103,93824,12230·2
Wokingham79,12395,01415,89120·1
Crawley55,59564,6819,08616·3
Bracknell55,51564,1668,65115·6
Thamesdown104,509119,29314,78414·1
Redditch44,90451,1896,28514·0
Wimborne53,44060,3446,90412·9
Basingstoke and Deane90,810102,28611,47612·6
Peterborough91,655103,06411,40912·4
East Hampshire64,45272,0877,63511·8
Eastleigh67,59875,5797,98111·8
Huntingdon82,47892,1569,67811·7
Northampton112,203125,24413,04111·6
Tamworth42,59747,4774,88011·5
Cherwell71,77879,8818,10311·3
Chelmsford100,762111,87411,11211·0
Hart52,03857,7555,71711·0