§ Mr. Arthur Lewisasked the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) what is his estimate of the cost to a chronically sick patient suffering from duodenal ulcer of each prescription given on form E.C.10, assuming that the general practitioner prescribes the normal quantities, in the event of a system of payment being instituted in which the patient would pay half of the cost of the prescription, graded in 2½p steps, with a minimum charge of 10p and a maximum of 25p per prescription;

(2) what is his estimate of the cost to a chronically sick patient suffering from nervous dyspepsia of each prescription 305W given on form E.C.10, assuming that the general practitioner prescribes the normal quantities, in the event of a system of payment being instituted in which the patient would pay half of the cost of the prescription, graded in 2½p steps, with a minimum charge of 10p and a maximum of 25p per prescription;

(3) what is his estimate of the cost to a chronically sick patient suffering from ulcerative colitis of each prescription given on form E.C.10, assuming that the general practitioner prescribes the normal quantities, in the event of a system of payment being instituted in which the patient would pay half of the cost of the prescription, graded in 2½p steps, with a minimum charge of 10p and a maximum of 25p per prescription;

(4) what is his estimate of the cost to a chronically sick patient suffering from piles not needing an operation of each prescription given on form E.C.10, assuming that the general practitioner prescribes the normal quantities, in the event of a system of payment being instituted in which the patient would pay half of the cost of the prescription, graded in 2½p steps, with a maximum charge of 10p and a maximum of 25p per prescription;

(5) what is his estimate of the cost to a chronically sick patient suffering from chronic urinary infection of each prescription given on form E.C.10, assuming that the general practitioner prescribes the normal quantities, in the event of a system of payment being instituted in which the patient would pay half of the cost of the prescription, graded in 2½p steps, with a minimum charge of 10p and a maximum of 25p per prescription;

(6) what is his estimate of the cost to a chronically sick patient suffering from genito-urinary fistula of each prescription given on form E.C.10, assuming that the general practitioner prescribes the normal quantities, in the event of a system of payment being instituted in which the patient would pay half of the cost of the prescription, graded in 2½p steps, with a minimum charge of 10p and a maximum of 25p per prescription;

(7) What is his estimate of the cost to a chronically sick patient suffering from vaginitis of each prescription given on form E.C.10, assuming that the general practitioner prescribes the normal quantities, 306W in the event of a system of payment being instituted in which the patient would pay half of the cost of the prescription, graded in 2½p steps, with a minimum charge of 10p and a maximum of 25p per prescription;

(8) what is his estimate of the cost to a chronically sick patient suffering from venereal disease of each prescription given on form E.C.10, assuming that the general practitioner prescribes the normal quantities, in the event of a system of payment being instituted in which the patient would pay half of the cost of the prescription, graded in 2½p steps, with a minimum charge of 10p and a maximum of 25p per prescription;

(9) what is his estimate of the cost to a chronically sick patient suffering from batholinitis of each prescription given on form E.C.10, assuming that the general practitioner prescribes the normal quantities, in the event of a system of payment being instituted in which the patient would pay half of the cost of the prescription, graded in 2½p steps, with a minimum charge of 10p and a maximum of 25p per prescription;

(10) what is his estimate of the cost to the chronically sick patient suffering from urethritis of each prescription given on form E.C.10, assuming that the general practitioner prescribes the normal quantities, in the event of a system of payment being instituted in which the patient would pay half of the cost of the prescription, graded in 2½p steps, with a minimum, charge of 10p and a maximum of 25p per prescription;

(11) what is his estimate of the cost to a chronically sick patient suffering from a psychogenetic anxiety state of each prescription given on form E.C.10, assuming that the general practitioner prescribes the normal quantities, in the event of a system of payment being instituted in which the patient would pay half the cost of the prescription, graded in 2½p, steps with a minimum charge of 10p and a maximum of 25p per prescription;

(12) what is his estimate of the cost to a chronically sick patient suffering from a personality disorder of each prescription given on form E.C.10, assuming that the general practitioner prescribes the normal quantities, in the event of a system of payment being instituted in 307W which the patient would pay half of the cost of the prescription, graded in 2½p steps, with a minimum charge of 10p and a maximum of 25p per prescription;

(13) what is his estimate of the cost to a chronically sick patient suffering from psychogenic depression of each prescription given on form E.C.10, assuming that the general practitioner prescribes the normal quantities, in the event of a system of payment being instituted in which the patient would pay half of the cost of the prescription, graded in 2½p steps, with a minimum charge of 10p and a maximum of 25p per prescription;

(14) what is his estimate of the cost to a chronically sick patient suffering from manic depressive illness of each prescription given on form E.C.10, assuming that the general practitioner prescribes the normal quantities, in the event of a system of payment being instituted in which the patient would pay half of the cost of the prescription, graded in 2½p steps, with a minimum charge of 10p and a maximum of 25p per prescription;

(15) what is his estimate of the cost to a chronically sick patient suffering from schizophrenia of each prescription given on form E.C.10, assuming that the general practitioner prescribes the normal quantities, in the event of a system of payment being instituted in which the patient would pay half the cost of the prescription, graded in 2½p steps, with a minimum charge of 10p and a maximum of 25p per prescription;

(16) what is his estimate of the cost to a chronically sick patient suffering from rheumatoid arthritis of each prescription given on form E.C.10, assuming that the general practitioner prescribes the normal quantities, in the event of a system of payment being instituted in which the patient would pay half of the cost of the prescription, graded in 2½p steps, with a minimum charge of 10p and a maximum of 25p per prescription;

(17) what is his estimate of the cost to a chronically sick patient suffering from chronic psoriasis of each prescription given on form E.C.10, assuming that the general practitioner prescribes the normal quantities, in the event of a system of payment being instituted in which the patient would pay half of the 308W cost of the prescription, graded in 2½p steps, with a minimum charge of 10p and a maximum of 25p per prescription;

(18) what is his estimate of the cost to a chronically sick patient suffering from chronic fungus infections of each prescription given on form E.C.10, assuming that the general practitioner prescribes the normal quantities, in the event of a system of payment being instituted in which the patient would pay half of the cost of the prescription, graded in 2½p steps, with a minimum charge of 10p and a maximum of 25p per prescription:

(19) what is his estimate of the cost to a chronically sick patient suffering from chronic seborrheic dermatitis of each prescription given on form E.C.10, assuming that the general practitioner prescribes the normal quantities, in the event of a system of payment being instituted in which the patient would pay half of the cost of the prescription, graded in 2½p steps, with a minimum charge of 10p and a maximum of 25p per prescription;

(20) what is his estimate of the cost to a chronically sick patient suffering from hiatus hernia of each prescription given on form E.C.10, assuming that the general practitioner prescribes the normal quantities, in the event of a system of payment being instituted in which the patient would pay half of the cost of the prescription, graded in 2½p steps, with a minimum charge of 10p and a maximum of 25p per prescription;

(21) what is his estimate of the cost to a chronically sick patient suffering from peptic ulcer of each prescription given on form E.C.10, assuming that the general practitioner prescribes the normal quantities, in the event of a system of payment being instituted in which the patient would pay half of the cost of the prescription, graded in 2½p steps, with a minimum charge of 10p and a maximum of 25p per prescription;

(22) what is his estimate of the cost to a chronically sick patient suffering from dysmenorrhoea of each prescription given on form E.C.10, assuming that the general practitioner prescribes the nor-may quantities, in the event of a system of payment being instituted in which the patient would pay half of the cost of the 309W prescription, graded in 2½p steps, with a minimum charge of 10p and a maximum of 25p per prescription;

23. what is his estimate of the cost to a chronically sick patient suffering from menopause of each prescription given on form E.C.10, assuming that the general practitioner prescribes the normal quantities, in the event of a system of payment being instituted in which the patient would pay half of the cost of the prescription, graded in 2½p steps, with a minimum charge of 10p and a maximum of 25p per prescription;

24. what is his estimate of the cost to a chronically sick patient suffering from bronchial astma of each prescription given on form E.C.10, assuming that the general practitioner prescribes the normal quantities, in the event of a system of payment being instituted in which the patient would pay half of the cost of the prescription, graded in 2½p steps, with a minimum charge of 10p and a maximum of 25p per prescription;

25. what is his estimate of the cost to a chronically sick patient suffering from chronic bronchitis of each prescription given on form E.C.10, assuming that the general practitioner prescribes the normal quantities, in the event of a system of payment being instituted in which the patient would pay half of the cost of the prescription, graded in 2½p steps, with a minimum charge of 10p and a maximum of 25p per prescription;

26. what is his estimate of the cost to a chronically sick patient suffering from emphysema of each prescription given on form E.C.10, assuming that the general practitioner prescribes the normal quantities, in the event of a system of payment being instituted in which the patient would pay half of the cost of the prescription, graded in 2½p steps, with a minimum charge of 10p and a maximum of 25p per prescription;

27. what is his estimate of the cost to a chronically sick patient suffering from mouth ulcers of each prescription given on form E.C.10, assuming that the general practitioner prescribes the normal quantities, in the event of a system of payment being instituted in which the patient would pay half of the cost of the prescription, graded in 2.p steps, with a minimum charge of 10p and a maximum of 25p per prescription;

310W28. what is his estimate of the cost to a chronically sick patient suffering from chronic eczema of each prescription given on form E.C.10, assuming that the general practitioner prescribes the normal quantities, in the event of a system of payment being instituted in which the patient would pay half of the cost of the prescription, graded in 2½p steps, with a minimum charge of 10p and a maximum of 25p per prescription;

29. what is his estimate of the cost to a chronically sick patient suffering from chronic skin sensitivities of each prescription given on form E.C.10, assuming that the general practitioner prescribes the normal quantities, in the event of a system of payment being instituted in which the patient would pay half of the cost of the prescription, graded in 2½p steps, with a minimum charge of 10p and a maximum of 25p per prescription;

30. what is his estimate of the cost to a chronically sick patient suffering from pulmonary tuberculosis of each prescription given on form E.C.10, assuming that the general practitioner prescribes the normal quantities, in the event of a system of payment being instituted in which the patient would pay half of the cost of the prescription, graded in 2½p steps, with a minimum charge of 10p and a maximum of 25p per prescription;

(31) what is his estimate of the cost to a chronically sick patient suffering from chronic tonsillitis of each prescription given on form E.C.10, assuming that the general practitioner prescribes the normal quantities, in the event of a system of payment being instituted in which the patient would pay half of the cost of the prescription, graded in 2½p steps, with a minimum charge of 10p and a maximum of 25p per prescription;

(32) what is his estimate of the cost to a chronically sick patient suffering from chronic sinusitis of each prescription given on form E.C.10, assuming that the general practitioner prescribes the normal quantities, in the event of a system of payment being instituted in which the patient would pay half of the cost of the prescription, graded in 2½p steps, with a minimum charge of 10p and a maximum of 25p per prescription;

(33) what is his estimate of the cost to a chronically sick patient suffering from chronic otitis media and externa of each prescription given on form E.C.10, 311W assuming that the general practitioner prescribes the normal quantities, in the event of a system of payment being instituted in which the patient would pay half of the cost of the prescription, graded in 2½p steps, with a minimum charge of 10p and a maximum of 25p per prescription;

(34) what is his estimate of the cost to a chronically sick patient suffering from chronic labyrinthitis of each prescription given on form E.C.10, assuming that the general practitioner prescribes the normal quantities, in the event of a system of payment being instituted in which the patient would pay half of the cost of the prescription, graded in 2½p steps, with a minimum charge of 10p and a maximum of 25p per prescription;

(35) what is his estimate of the cost to a chronically sick patient suffering from Menière's Disease of each prescription given on form E.C.10, assuming that the general practitioner prescribes the normal quantities, in the event of a system of payment being instituted in which the patient would pay half of the cost of the prescription, graded in 2½p steps, with a minimum charge of 10p and a maximum of 25p per prescription.

(36) what is his estimate of the cost to a chronically sick patient suffering from vertigo of each prescription given on form E.C.10, assuming that the general practitioner prescribes the normal quantities, in the event of a system of payment being instituted in which the patient would pay half of the cost of the prescription, graded in 2½p steps, with a minimum charge of 10p and a maximum of 25p per prescription;

(37) what is his estimate of the cost to a chronically sick patient from deafness of each prescription given on form E.C.10, assuming that the general practitioner prescribes the normal quantities, in the event of a system of payment being instituted in which the patient would pay half of the cost of the prescription, graded in 2½p steps, with a minimum charge of 10p and a maximum of 25p per prescription;

(38) what is his estimate of the cost to a chronically sick patient suffering from osteo-arthritis of each prescription given on form E.C.10, assuming that the general practitioner prescribes the normal 312W quantities, in the event of a system of payment being instituted in which the patient would pay half of the cost of the prescription, graded in 2½p steps, with a minimum charge of 10p and a maximum of 25p per prescription.

(39) what is his estimate of the cost to a chronically sick patient suffering from skelto-muscular recurrent muscle pain of each prescription given on form E.C.10, assuming that the general practitioner prescribes the normal quantities, in the event of a system of payment being instituted in which the patient would pay half of the cost of the prescription, graded in 2½p steps, with a minimum charge of 10p and a maximum of 25p per prescription;

(40) what is his estimate of the cost to a chronically sick patient suffering from hypertension of each prescription given on form E.C.10, assuming that the general practitioner prescribes the normal quantities, in the event of a system of payment being instituted in which the patient would pay half of the cost of the prescription, graded in 2½ steps, with a minimum charge of 10p and a maximum of 25p per prescription;

(41) what is his estimate of the cost to a chronically sick patient suffering from backache of each prescription given on form E.C.10, assuming that the general practitioner prescribes the normal quantities, in the event of a system of payment being instituted in which the patient would pay half of the cost of the prescription, graded in 2½p steps, with a minimum charge of 10p and a maximum of 25p per prescription;

(42) what is his estimate of the cost to a chronically sick patient suffering from intermittent claudication of each prescription given on form E.C.10, assuming that the general practitioner prescribes the normal quantities, in the event of a system of payment being instituted in which the patient would pay half of the cost of the prescription, graded in 2½p steps, with a minimum charge of 10p and a maximum of 25p per prescription;

(43) what is his estimate of the cost to a chronically sick patient suffering from cardiac insufficiency of each prescription given on form E.C.10, assuming that the general practitioner prescribes the normal quantities, in the event of a 313W system of payment being instituted in which the patient would pay half of the cost of the prescription, graded in 2½p steps, with a minimum charge of 10p and a maximum of 25p per prescription;

(44) what is his estimate of the cost to a chronically sick patient suffering from left-sided cardiac failure of each prescription given on form E.C.10, assuming that the general practitioner prescribes the normal quantities, in the event of a system of payment being instituted in which the patient would pay half of the cost of the prescription, graded in 2½p steps, with a minimum charge of 10p and a maximum of 25p per prescription;

(45) what is his estimate of the cost to a chronically sick patient suffering from cor pulmonale of each prescription given on form E.C.10, assuming that the general practitioner prescribes the normal quantities, in the event of a system of payment

Project Starting Date Estimated Completion Glenochil, near Alloa—new male young offenders institution (500 places) April, 1970 1974 Cornton Vale, Stirling—new institution for women and girls (220 places) October, 1970 1974 Polmont, near Falkirk—phased major redeve10pment of male borstal institution. January, 1971 1975 Low Moss, Bishopbriggs—extension (100 male adult places) April, 1971 1972 Aberdeen Prison—new administration, etc. block (including 8 female places and 8 male hostel places). 1971 1973 Barlinnie Prison, Glasgow—additional sanitary facilities 1971 1972 Barlinnie Prison, Glasgow—new administration etc. block 1971 1973 Castle Huntly Borstal Institution—new inmate block (replacement) of 80 places. 1971 1972 Dungavel, near Strathaven—new male prison (120 places) 1971 1973 Edinburgh Prison—new inmate block (80 male adult places) 1971 1972 Perth Prison—new special unit (20 male adult places) 1971 1972 Shotts—new male adult prison (1,020 places) 1972–73 1976–77