§ 14. Mr. Ashton
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he will state as a percentage the difference in the number of prescriptions issued by general practitioners for the years 1969 and 1972.
§ Mr. Ashton
Since the Conservatives have doubled the cost of prescriptions, and in view of the information in the reply that more prescriptions are being 214 issued, does not this mean a greater imposition on the sick?
§ Mr. Alison
No greater an imposition than was the introduction of prescription charges from nil by the Labour Party.