HC Deb 15 February 1989 vol 147 c260W
Mr. Harry Barnes

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what instructions he has issued to determine when the charges for a doctor's prescription are to be at a single or multiple rate.

Mr. Freeman

Part XVI of the drug tariff sets out the circumstances where more than one prescription charge is payable. The drug tariff is issued monthly to all National Health Service general medical practitioners and pharmacy and appliance contractors.