§ Mr. Cyril Smith
asked the Prime Minister if she will make a statement about her inquiries into the possible exemption from prescription charges of mothers of stillborn children.
§ The Prime Minister
When the hon. member for Rochdale brought this question to my attention in June I asked the Minister for Health to review the position and I am now pleased to announce that we have decided to extend exemption. Arrangements are in hand to amend the regulations from 1 January 1982 so that a woman who gives birth to a stillborn child may be exempt from prescription charges in the same way as one whose baby lives.