HC Deb 14 February 1966 vol 724 c156W
49. Mr. Russell Johnston

asked the Minister of Health what steps he has taken to analyse the causes of the increase in the issue of prescribed medicines since the abolition of prescription charges; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. K. Robinson

I do not think a precise analysis is possible. A number of factors are involved but their relative influence cannot be reliably assessed.