HC Deb 27 October 1949 vol 468 c181W
80. Sir H. Lucas-Tooth

asked the Minister of Health what information he has about wrong dispensations being made by chemists taking part in the National Health Service; the total number of prescriptions dispensed during the quarter ended 30th June, 1949; how many of these prescriptions were actually checked; and what proportion of those checked disclosed inaccurate and improper dispensation, respectively.

Mr. Bevan

The number of prescriptions dispensed in England and Wales during the quarter ended 30th June, 1949, was about 46 million. This included 1,753 test prescriptions of which 96 were referred to the Pharmaceutical Service Committees of Executive Councils for further consideration. The results are not yet fully available.