HC Deb 27 May 1952 vol 501 c146W
Mr. Hamilton

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland the cost, per head of the local population, for National Health Service prescriptions in Cowdenbeath, Dunfermline, Elgin and St. Andrews, respectively, in each of the years 1948–50.

Mr. J. Stuart

Since a substantial proportion of the prescriptions dispensed by chemists in these towns is for persons living in adjacent areas figures based on the resident population would be valueless. It is not practicable to determine the cost of the prescriptions dispensed for residents alone.