§ Mr. A. Edwards
asked the Minister of Health whether his attention has been drawn to the case of an insured patient on whom £2,300 has been spent for drugs prescribed by doctors; whether there is any limit to the expense that may be incurred for drugs prescribed by doctors under the National Health Insurance; and how many similar cases have involved exceptional expenditure?
§ Mr. E. Brown
I am aware of the case in question. There is no limit to the expense which may be incurred for drugs which are necessary for the proper treatment of an insured person. I believe the sum involved in this case is quite exceptional, though there have been a number of cases in which drugs to the value of several hundreds of pounds have been supplied for an insured person.