HC Deb 19 June 1956 vol 554 c83W
75. Mr. Hamilton

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland the net income per annum from the 1s. prescription charge since its inception; and whether he will take steps to abolish the charge in the near future.

Mr. J. Stuart

Net income has averaged £665,000 per annum for the three complete financial years since the charge was introduced. I can hold out no hope of its early abolition.