HC Deb 07 November 1955 vol 545 cc158-9W
94. Mr. G. Jeger

asked the Minister of Health whether, in view of the increased cost of living, he will abolish the 1s. charge for prescriptions for all old-age pensioners.

Miss Hornsby-Smith

No. The National Assistance Board will refund the charge to any pensioner who satisfies the Board that he cannot meet it without hardship.