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Local Pharmacies

Volume 406: debated on Wednesday 11 June 2003

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7.31 pm

It is an honour and privilege to present a petition on behalf of residents of Reading and Woodley, particularly the customers of Peskett pharmacy in Christchurch road, Reading and residents in the Lodden Vale, Woodley, Erleigh road and Cemetery junction areas.

The petition states:
That local pharmacies should be preserved and their continued services to local communities safeguarded.
The Petitioners therefore request that the Government reject proposals in the Office of Fair Trading report that would allow unrestricted opening of pharmacies able to dispense NHS prescriptions and replace them with proposals which will retain pharmacies at the heart of the local community playing a key role in primary care services.
And the petitioners remain etc.

To lie upon the Table.