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Volume 462: debated on Wednesday 4 July 2007

10. To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what discussions he has held with the Welsh First Minister on prescriptions written in England being filled in Wales. (146382)

My predecessor had frequent discussions with Welsh Ministers on all issues, including health.

Welsh patients benefit from the Welsh Assembly Government’s policy of free prescriptions for all, and English patients pay the apt fee for England, whichever side of the border they have their prescriptions dispensed.