HC Deb 21 October 1971 vol 823 cc195-6W
Mrs. Doris Fisher

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he will seek to change the rule whereby women who obtain their retirement pension at 60 years of age have to pay National Health Service prescription charges for five years, whereas men have free prescriptions from the moment they retire at 65 years of age.

Mr. Alison

I would refer the hon. Member to what I said on 13th July in reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Derbyshire, West (Mr. Scott-Hopkins).[Vol. 821, c. 200–1.]