§ 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 801W 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.