HC Deb 24 November 1981 vol 13 c324W
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.

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