HC Deb 22 November 1977 vol 939 c680W
Dr. M. S. Miller

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what was the amount of money raised by prescription charges in each of the last five years; and what proportion of the drug bill this constitutes each year.

Mr. Moyle

Information in respect of the pharmaceutical services in England is as follows:

Year ended 31st March Income from Prescription Charges and Sales of Prepayment Certificates Proportion of charges to gross cost of the service
£ million Per cent.
1973 22.759 10.1
1974 23.784 9.5
1975 23.166 7.7
1976 23.794 5.8
1977 23.525 4.7

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