HC Deb 21 July 1969 vol 787 c252W
Mr. Pavitt

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what was the percentage of the total cost of the pharmaceutical services in England and Wales during 1967–68 represented by the amount recovered under the voluntary price regulation scheme.

Mr. Crossman

The overall effect of the scheme, which I assume my hon. Friend has in mind, is not really quantifiable because other factors influence prices and it is not possible to say what reductions or increases might have taken place in the absence of the scheme.

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