HC Deb 22 February 1954 vol 524 c3W
53. Mr. Blenkinsop

asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance the cost to the National Assistance Board in 1953 of meeting claims for reimbursement of National Health Service charges, showing the figure for reimbursement of the shilling prescription charge and the dental charges separately.

Mr. Peake

It is estimated that Assistance granted in respect of National Health Service charges during the calendar year 1953 amounted to about £1,060,000, of which prescription charges accounted for about £445,000 and dental charges about £235,000.