§ Mr. Godman Irvine
asked the Minister of Health what is the cause of the delay in settling pharmacists' accounts for April and May; and what steps he has taken to overcome delays in future settlements.
§ Mr. K. Robinson
Slight delays in payment of April and May accounts occured in a few areas. This was because of pressure of work. The staff of the Joint Pricing Committees have been working overtime to ensure that the prescriptions 175W are priced and authorised for payment as promptly as possible, and more staff are being recruited.