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Prescriptions

Volume 124: debated on Thursday 17 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services what was the total amount paid in general practitioner prescription charges in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

[holding answer 14 December 1987]: The total amount paid by patients in prescription charges in England in the last five years for which figures are available is as follows:

Financial yearAmount (£ million)
1982–83102·79
1983–84110·04
1984–85120·75
1985–86127·76
1986–87147·88