§ 61. Mr. Costain
asked the Minister of Health what proposals he has to relieve the hardship of women who retire at 60 years of age and still have to pay prescription charges until they reach the age of 65 years; and whether he will make a statement.
§ Mr. K. Robinson
It will be open to them to claim exemption under the arrangements described today by my right hon. Friend the Minister of Social Security for persons living at or about supplementary benefit level or under those referred to in my reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Birmingham, Ladywood (Mr. Victor Yates) on 21st March—[Vol. 761, c.143–5.]