HC Deb 06 November 1961 vol 648 c17W
31. Mr. Awbery

asked the Minister of Health if he is aware that people have to pay a charge of 2s. for a prescription when the cost of the items over the counter would be less than this amount; and if he will authorise chemists to charge only the retail price, or take steps to abolish the charges on all prescriptions.

Mr. Powell

The Answer to the first part of the Question is "No". The second part does not, therefore, arise.

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