§ Mr. Beggs
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many applications for new medical cards were received by the Northern Ireland Central Services Agency for Health and Social Services in the current year during January, February, March, April and including those received at the Belfast office on Friday 3 May.
§ Mr. Scott
[pursuant to his reply, 7 May 1985, c. 348]: Information on the number of medical cards issued is not normally maintained. The number of cards issued up to 7 May by the Northern Ireland Central Services Agency for the Health and Social Services, since detailed figures began to be kept on 29 April, was 23,500.