HC Deb 24 November 1970 vol 807 cc66-7W
55. Mr. James Hamilton

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will take steps to exempt people who suffer from arthritis and from Parkinson's disease from paying prescription charges.

Mr. Alison

Exemption is available where a patient is physically disabled to the extent that he is unable to leave his residence except with the help of another person; or on grounds of age or low income. The prepayment certificate is designed to help those patients who are not entitled to exemption but require frequent prescriptions.

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