§ Mr. Goronwy Roberts
asked the Minister of Health if he is aware that many persons living in the Lleyn rural district of Caernarvonshire have to travel distances of up to eight miles to have their Health Service prescriptions made up; and whether he will take steps to ensure that the number of dispensing surgeries in the area is increased.
§ Mr. Bevan
I understand that all the six doctors with surgeries in the Lleyn rural district dispense for their patients. The doctors in some neighbouring areas normally issue prescriptions to be dispensed by chemists. In case of serious difficulty a patient may apply to the executive council for permission to ask his doctor if he will dispense for him.