HC Deb 19 March 1985 vol 75 c448W
Mrs. Renée Short

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will break down the net increase of £40 million in total income from charges following his statement of 11 March, Official Report, column 22, showing the amount attributable to increases in (a) prescription charges and pre-payment certificates, (b) dental charges, (c) elastic stockings and tights, wigs and fabric supports, (d) charges for private patients and (e) charges for overseas visitors.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

The information is as follows:

£ million
a. Prescription charges and prepayment certificates 19
b. Dental charges 49
c. Elastic stockings and tights, wigs and fabric supports *1
d. Charges for private patients 4
e. Charges for overseas visitors 0.1
f. Other †1
Less: Loss of income on the General Ophthalmic Services (-)35
* Estimate (not separately identified)
† Mainly additional income from road traffic accident charges and blood handling charges.