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Prescription Charges

Volume 301: debated on Friday 21 November 1997

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (i) women and (ii) men and (a) are and (b) are not currently entitled to an exemption from prescription charges in the United Kingdom. [16326]

The information requested is not available. It is estimated that about 50 per cent. of the population are entitled to free prescriptions in England.