HC Deb 27 May 1963 vol 678 c904
23. Dr. Dickson Mahon

asked the Minister of Health if he will ensure that incontinence pads are made freely available on form E.C.10 by their inclusion in the official list.

Mr. Braine

My right hon. Friend has this proposal under consideration.

Dr. Mabon

For how long is there to continue to be discrimination against patients who, by chance, have to live in England and Wales? We in Scotland have been sensible enough already to have these on the official list. Will the Joint Parliamentary Secretary look at the official lists of both countries to see if it is time that discrimination of this peculiar kind should be removed?

Mr. Braine

I am willing to concede that there is great strength in the hon. Member's argument. As I have said, my right hon. Friend is now considering this matter.