HC Deb 01 December 1952 vol 508 c122W
Mr. Hardy

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that it is the practice to charge 1s. on the bottle for drops, medicines, lotions, etc., needed to treat injuries to the eyes sustained by workers at work; and if he will reconsider the imposition of charges in such cases.

Mr. Iain Macleod

I assume the hon. Member is referring to the charge made for prescriptions dispensed under the National Health Service. For the general reasons given during the discussions on the National Health Service Bill earlier this year, I am unable to make an exception in the class of case to which he refers.