§ Ms. Clare Short
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many applications for new medical cards were received, and how many cards were issued, in each of the six weeks preceding the local elections in Northern Ireland.
§ Mr. Scott
The Central Services Agency does not normally maintain records on the issue of medical cards in this way. However, figures for replacement medical cards in the two weeks immediately preceding the Northern Ireland local elections on 15 May are available and are as follows:
Applications Issues 1–7 May 27,784 22,970 8–14 May 18,091 24,167