§ 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.