HC Deb 03 December 1993 vol 233 cc800-1W
Mr. Blunkett

To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she will announce changes in prescription, sight test or dental examination charges for the coming financial year.

Dr. Mawhinney

Judgments are made each year about how finite health resources can be best targeted for maximum health gain. Prescription and dental charges are one aspect of these considerations. Any announcements will be made at the appropriate time. Patients are not charged for national health service sight tests.