HC Deb 07 February 1977 vol 925 c572W
Mr. Cormack

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what was the income from prescription charges during 1976; and by how much this would have been increased had the standard prescription charge been (a) 35p, (b) 40p and (c) 50p.

Mr. Moyle

Income during 1976 in the Pharmaceutical Services, England, is estimated to have been about £23 million. The additional income from the higher charges stated would have been about (a) £17 million, (b) £23 million, (c) £35 million, assuming that the number of chargeable prescriptions remained the same.

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