§ Mr. Willey
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he will specify all the forms he has issued in connection 451W with the imposition of prescription charges.
(a) Information/application forms: (1) EC91 … Application form for expectant and nursing mothers and persons suffering from specified medical conditions. (2) EC94 … Expectant mothers' alternative application form. (3) EC95 … Pre-payment certificate application form. (4) PC11 … Guide and claim form for refunds and exemptions on "hardship" grounds. (b) Exemption Certificates: (1) EC92 … Exemption certificate for expectant/nursing mothers and persons suffering from specified medical conditions (Executive Council). (2) EC96 … Pre-payment exemption certificate (Executive Council). (3) PC2 … Exemption certificate for recipients of supplementary benefit paid by order book and their dependants. (4) PC3 … Exemption certificate for persons assessed as being unable to afford prescription charges. (5) PC3E … Exemption certificate for unemployed persons receiving supplementary allowance. (6) PC3WF … Exemption certificate for persons receiving welfare food on "hardship" grounds. (7) A … War disablement pensioners exemption certificate (other ranks). (8) B … War disablement pensioners exemption certificate (officers). (c) Informative letters/notification slips. (1) EC93 … To ineligible applicants for EC92 (printed form now discontinued). (2) PC2E … Explanation to unemployed persons receiving supplementary allowance of arrangements for obtaining refunds or an exemption certificate. (3) PC2W … Explanation to persons receiving supplementary benefit from the local social security office of the arrangements for obtaining refunds. (4) PC3N … To ineligible "hardship" applicants-notification of no entitlement. (5) PC4 … To applicants on "hardship" grounds when there is entitlement to refunds, but not exemption. (6) PC5 … To applicants on "hardship" grounds who were not entitled to exemption prior to the increase in supplementary benefit rates on 7th October. (7) B/03F(slip) … Notification that although supplementary benefit is not payable there appears to be an entitlement to refund of prescription charges. (d) Combined receipt for prescription charge and application for refund: EC57 … In pads for 2s. 6d., 5s., 7s. 6d. (e) Inter-authority transmissions, administrative forms, etc.: (1) EC34* … Chemist's invoice to Joint Pricing Bureau. (2) PC6 … Inter-office transmission of EC10 or EC57 for checking purposes. (3) PC7 … Used for return of EC10 or EC57, after check, to Executive Council. (f) Prescription and declaration forms: (1) EC10* … General practitioner's prescription form-prescribing doctor. (2) EC10D* … General practitioner's prescription form-dispensing doctor. (3) EC10S* … Armed services doctor's prescription form. (4) EC10HP* … Hospital doctor's prescription form. (5) EC1OHP/AD … Hospital doctor's prescription form-drug addicts. (6) ECI4* … Dentist's prescription form. (7) HSA4 … Hospital out-patient's declaration form-for use in place of a declaration on the reverse of a prescription form. (All the forms in this group were revised and reissued consequent on the introduction of pre-payment certificates.) * Other versions of these forms were in use before the reintroduction of prescripton charges.
§ Mr. Bidwell
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will publish in the OFFICIAL REPORT a list of advertisements he has issued in connection with medical prescription charges, giving the date, name of journal and amount paid.
§ Mr. Ennals
The information requested is in the table below. The advertisements in May and June announced the reintroduction of prescription charges and the arrangements for obtaining exemption and refunds. The advertisements in452W
§ Mr. Ennals
Yes, the information is as follows:
October dealt mainly with pre-payment certificates.
NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE PRESCRIPT/ON CHARGES: PRESS ADVERTISING Publication Date (1968) Cost of Space (£) Daily Express … … 28th May 2,500 4th June 2,500 18th October 1,089 21st October 1,089 23rd October 1,089 28th October 1,197
Publication Date (1968) Cost of Space (£) Daily Mail 28th May 1,300 4th June 1,430 17th October 726 22nd October 726 Daily Mirror 1st June 3,472 4th June 3,472 17th October 1,488 21st October 1,488 Daily Sketch 29th May 700 4th June 700 17th October 360 23rd October 360 Daily Telegraph 28th May 1,287 5th June 1,287 11th October 668 21st October 668 The Guardian 28th May 520 5th June 520 18th October 264 22nd October 264 Sun 29th May 715 4th June 715 17th October 363 24th October 363 The Times 31st May 550 4th June 550 17th October 396 21st October 396 News of The World 26th May 3,120 2nd June 3,120 20th October 1,584 27th October 1,584 Observer 26th May 1,235 2nd June 1,235 20th October 627 27th October 627 People 2nd June 2,515 20th October 1,419 Sunday Express 2nd June 3,000 9th June 3,000 Sunday Mirror 2nd June 3,920 9th June 3,920 20th October 1,680 27th October 1,680 26th May 975 Sunday Telegraph 2nd June 975 20th October 495 27th October 495 Sunday Times 2nd June 1,820 9th June 1,820 20th October 990 27th October 990 Darlington-Northern Echo 28th May 130 5th June 130 17th October 66 23rd October 66 Birmingham Mail 29th May 357 7th June 357 18th October 181 21st October 181 Newcastle Evening Chronicle 29th May 227 4th June 227 17th October 115 21st October 115 Nottingham Evening Post and News 29th May 179 4th June 179 17th October 91 24th October 91 Portsmouth Evening News 29th May 107 4th June 107 Preston-Lancashire 28th May 154
Publication Date (1968) Cost of Space (£) Evening Post 4th June 154 17th October 78 22nd October 78 Sheffield Star 30th May 211 4th June 211 17th October 107 21st October 107 Coventry Evening Telegraph 29th May 122 5th June 122 17th October 62 21st October 62 Hull Daily Mail 29th May 127 5th June 127 17th October 64 25th October 64 Leeds Yorkshire Evening Post and Doncaster Evening Post 28th May 374 5th June 374 17th October 157 24th October 157 Leicester Mercury 29th May 195 4th June 195 17th October 99 21st October 99 Liverpool Echo 28th May 325 4th June 325 17th October 165 22nd October 165 Manchester Evening News and Chronicle 30th May 406 5th June 406 17th October 206 22nd October 206 Middlesbrough Evening Gazette 28th May 122 4th June 122 17th October 70 21st October 70 Southampton-Southern Evening Echo 29th May 97 5th June 97 17th October 49 22nd October 49 Stoke Evening Sentinel 28th May 107 5th June 117 17th October 59 24th October 59 Wolverhampton Express and Star and Shropshire Star 28th May 244 4th June 244 17th October 124 21st October 124 Cardiff Western Mail 27th May 195 3rd June 195 17th October 99 24th October 99 Cardiff South Wales Echo 28th May 146 4th June 146 17th October 74 29th October 74 Bradford Telegraph and Argus 29th May 146 5th June 146 17th October 74 21st October 74 Bristol Evening Post 30th May 179 4th June 179 17th October 103 24th October 103 Y Cymru 24th October 25 31st October 25 Baner ac. Amserau Cymru 24th October 25 31st October 25 Herald Cymraega'r 21st October 29 Genedl Herald Mon 28th October 29
Because of rounding figures do add to Total £90,662.