HC Deb 26 April 1990 vol 171 cc293-4W
Mr. Pike

To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he now proposes to make any extension in the categories for eligibility for free prescriptions.

Mrs. Virginia Bottomley

No. A full charge is paid on less than one in five prescription items dispensed. The present exemption arrangements protect those who are likely to have difficulty in paying charges. Those who are not exempt, but who need a lot of prescriptions, can limit their outlay by buying a prepayment certificate.

Year and property Acreage Price £
Land at Drayton 1.0 1,000,000
Pine Heath Hospital, Holt 12.0 701,000

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