HC Deb 02 July 1979 vol 969 c497W
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.