HC Deb 05 December 1991 vol 200 c202W
Mr. Winnick

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, further to his answer of 14 November,Official Report, column 657, what statutory provisions allow local health authorities to charge for incontinence pads to those who are not in-patients, neither in course of treatment nor in nursing homes.

Mr. Dorrell

[holding answer 19 November 1991]: Health authorities have no powers to charge people for incontinence pads they provide as part of any national health service in-patient or community health services