§ Mr. Murphy
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether consideration is being given to realigning prescription charges to an amount comparable in real terms with that of May 1979.
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
No. During the last review of public expenditure it was decided that charges for the family practitioner services, including prescription charges, should be increased in real terms from 1 April 1982 to help offset the growth in expenditure on these services.