HC Deb 11 November 1977 vol 938 cc285-6W
Mr. Nicholas Winterton

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many pharmacies in Cheshire have closed (a) in the last 12 months; and (b) during the last four years.

Mr. Moyle:

In the 12 months ended 31st August 1977 four pharmacies closed and none opened. In 1976 three pharmacies closed and three opened; in 1975 eight closed and five opened. Due to boundary changes at the time of NHS reorganisation comparable figures for earlier years are not available.