HC Deb 21 April 1959 vol 604 c34W
87. Mr. Hamilton

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what has been the total collected in National Health Service prescription charges in each of the last six years; and what is the estimated proportion paid by old people in each year.

Mr. Maclay

The reply to the first part of the Question consists of a table of figures, which appears below. I regret that no reliable estimate of the kind requested in the second half of the Question can be made.

Following is the table

Prescription charges payable by patients it Scotland
Financial Year
1953–54 £758,053
1954–55 £789,411
1955–56 £815,711
1956–57 £886,441
1957–58 £1,145,651
1958–59 £1,136,600