§ Miss Lestor
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the total take-up of family income supplement as a percentage of those eligible.
§ Sir K. Joseph
Including those who receive additional supplementary benefit under Section 13 of the Family Income Supplements Act, the number of families benefiting from the scheme on 19th October was nearly 82,000. This is 43 per cent. of the estimate of 188,000 eligible families given on Second Reading of the Family Income Supplements Bill, but this estimate, which as I explained at the time
PRESCRIPTIONS DISPENSED BY CHEMISTS, INCLUDING APPLIANCE CONTRACTORS IN ENGLAND Percentages of average total cost Year Average total cost per prescription Ingredient cost On-cost Professional fee Container allowance 1966 … … … £0.527 67.8 9.6 21.1 1.5 1970 … … … £0.672 72.4 7.8 18.5 1.2
§ Mr. Pavitt
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will publish in the OFFICIAL REPORT the number of contacts made by his Department's regional medical officers with doctors in England to discuss their prescribing costs in each of the last five years.