HC Deb 22 November 1974 vol 881 c558W
Mr. Gow

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what was the average delay in paying chemists in Eastbourne the monthly sums due to them for supplying prescriptions under the National Health Service in October 1974 and in October 1973.

Dr. Owen

Estimated payments were made on 1st October 1974 followed by the balance on 23rd October 1974. There were no delays in making the payments due on 1st October 1973.