HC Deb 22 December 1976 vol 923 c236W
Mrs. Joyce Butler

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services, if, having agreed to increased fees for the registration of pharmacies from 1st January 1977, he will ask the Pharmaceutical Society to avoid further increases by curtailing its costs in these matters in view of the almost 120 per cent. increase in these fees since January 1976; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Moyle

These fees will be increased, with effect from 1st January 1977, by 10 per cent. over the level set in June 1976. Before then there had been no increase for over five years. I understand that the Council of the Pharmaceutical Society has recently decided to curtail its expenditure for 1977.