HC Deb 31 January 1985 vol 72 c300W
Mr. Michael Morris

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the cost to the National Health Service of birth control pills; and whether he has any plans to make all patients pay for them.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

The available information identifies only the estimated ingredient cost of oral contraceptives prescribed by general practitioners. In England in 1983 this was £15.6 million.

We have no plans to make patients pay for family planning services.