§ 118. Mr. William Hamilton
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he is now in a position to make a statement on the proposed further increases in National Health Service charges; and what consultations he has had with interested organisations on the matter.
§ Mr. Gordon Campbell
My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Social Services and I are considering the replies received from the bodies representative of the pharmaceutical and medical professions to whom we have outlined our preliminary thinking on measures to enable prescription charges to be related to a proportion of the cost of the individual prescription.