HC Deb 24 July 1973 vol 860 c548W
Mr. Pavitt

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services why the cost of prescriptions for 1972 rose by 13 per cent., when the rise in ingredient cost was only 9. per cent.

Sir K. Joseph

The main reason was the increase by 3.64 per cent. in the number of prescriptions dispensed in 1972 over 1971.