HC Deb 02 July 1968 vol 767 cc215-6W
Mr. Lomas

asked the Minister of Health what representation he has received from the Disablement Income Group on prescription charges; and if he will now consider extending the scheme of exemptions to cover persons belonging to this group.

Mr. K. Robinson

The Disablement Income Group was represented, along with a number of other interested organisations, at a meeting last March with my right hon. Friend the Minister of Social Security and myself, about exemptions from prescription charges. They subsequently sent me a written note of their views.

I have no proposals at present for extending the categories of patients who are entitled to exemption from prescription charges.

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