HC Deb 05 May 1987 vol 115 c367W
Sir Hugh Rossi

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will make it his policy that thalassaemia be listed as a chronic sickness and its sufferers entitled to free prescriptions for their condition.

Mr. Newton

We have no plans to include thalassaemia in the list of medical conditions which confer entitlement to exemption from prescription charges.

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