§ Mrs. Anne Campbell
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what representations she has received on evidence which compares chronic conditions related to the pre-payment certificate scheme.
§ Dr. Mawhinney
Prescription pre-payment certificates, which offer real savings to anyone who needs more than 14 prescribed items in a year, or more than five in a four-month period, are not linked to any medical conditions. They are available to anyone who is not entitled to free prescriptions on application, and payment of the required fee, to their local family health services authority.