§ Miss Richardson
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he will include coeliac disease in the list of complaints for which free prescriptions are allowed.
§ Dr. Vaughan
The list of medical conditions which qualify for automatic exemption from prescription charges was drawn up in agreement with representatives of the medical profession, and I have no present proposals for reviewing it.
Some adult sufferers from coeliac disease are able to claim exemption on grounds of low income; if not, purchase of a prepayment certificate will limit the cost of treatment for this disease.