HC Deb 27 March 1975 vol 889 c265W
Mr. Luce

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if she will exempt from prescription charges those suffering from chronic bronchial asthma.

Dr. Owen:

Extending exemption to people on the grounds of chronic illnesses poses practical problems but we have their needs in mind in considering further steps in the progressive abolition of prescription charges as soon as the resources available to the health service permit.