HC Deb 24 June 1968 vol 767 c9W
Mr. Kershaw

asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity whether she is aware that the official survey of profits on proprietary medicines will involve chemists in extra work during the holiday period when staff are reduced and when the re-imposition of prescription charges is giving them much administrative work; and if she will take steps to arrange for appointments to be made by letter instead of by telephone, and at a time to suit the convenience of the chemist concerned.

Mr. Hattersley

I presume the Question refers to a survey already undertaken by the National Board for Prices and Incomes. The Board determines its own procedures, subject to any general directions my right hon. Friend may give. I understand that the Board made every effort consistent with an early report to suit the convenience of those concerned. No further approaches to retail chemists are contemplated.