HC Deb 27 July 1979 vol 971 c685W
Mr. Moyle

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he will now take steps to review the list of medical conditions which qualify for automatic exemption from prescription charges in conjunction with representatives of the medical profession, in view of his announcement to increase prescription charges.

Dr. Vaughan

I have no immediate plans to discuss the possibility of changes

Charges Actual Charge *Current Charge Revalued in 1956Terms
Prescription charges introduced 1.6.52 1/- per form
Prescription charges amended 1.12.56 1/- per item 1/- (5P)
Prescription charges amended 1.3.61 2/- per item 9.02p
Prescription charges abolished 1.2.65
Prescription charges re-introduced 10.6.68 2/6 (12½p) per item 8.78p
Prescription charges amended 1.4.71 20p per item 11.58p
Prescription charges amended 16.7.79 45p per item 9.41p
* Using the Consumers Expenditure Deflated 1956–1961 and the Retail Price Index 1962–1979.