§ Sir E. Bullus
asked the Minister of Health to what extent the increase in the number of prescriptions dispensed by pharmacists in general practice is due to the number of out-patient departments which, because of inadequate staff, have been obliged to issue E.C.10 prescription forms to meet the requirements of their patients.
§ Mr. K. Robinson
Between 1st February and 30th November, 1965, retail chemists dispensed 576,435 more prescriptions for hospital out-patients than in the corresponding period in 1964. This constituted 1.8 per cent of the total increase in the number of prescriptions dispensed by retail chemists.