HC Deb 04 December 1995 vol 268 cc37-8W
Ms Harman

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much was received in prescription charges in respect of prescriptions where the cost of the drugs to the NHS was less than the prescription charge in each year since 1989. [3121]

Mr. Malone

The estimated amounts received in 1993–94 and 1994–95 were £86 million or 32.5 per cent. and £111 million or 38.7 per cent. respectively. Information is not available for earlier years.

These figures take no account of income received from prepayment certificates or prescriptions dispensed by dispensing doctors.

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