HC Deb 04 December 1991 vol 200 c156W
Mr. Butler

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make it his policy to provide nebulisers free of charge except for prescription costs where they are prescribed by a medical practitioner.

Mrs. Virginia Bottomley

Certain hand-held nebulisers may be prescribed by general practitioners under the drug tariff. Nebulisers may be provided free as part of the NHS treatment if prescribed by a hospital consultant in accordance with locally agreed policy.