HC Deb 30 June 1955 vol 543 c50W
Mr. Vaughan-Morgan

asked the Minister of Health the average cost per prescription prescribed through the National Health Service in England and Wales during September, 1954; and how this compares with previous months during the year 1954.

Mr. Iain Macleod

51.00 pence. The figures for the previous months were:

1954 pence
January 48.59
February 48.59
March 49.45
April 50.38
May 50.68
June 51.33
July 51.49
August 51.73
The figures do not cover medicines supplied by doctors who have undertaken to supply their patients direct, nor medicines dispensed at hospitals.