HC Deb 23 January 1962 vol 652 cc7-8W
42. Dr. Dickson Mabon

asked the Minister of Health how much additional revenue has been secured in the present financial year to the nearest convenient date from the increased charges on prescriptions and other items supplied through the National Health Service; and what reduction in expenditure there has been on subsidising welfare and supplementing foods.

Mr. Powell

For Great Britain the saving on accounts of chemists, opticians and dentists and the increase in hospital receipts totalled about £8.4 million to 31st December and the saving on welfare foods supplied to 30th September was just over £150,000.