HC Deb 06 March 1995 vol 256 c50W
Mr. Malcolm Bruce

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what would be the annual cost to the Exchequer resulting from a 1 per cent. real terms reduction in the price of NHS prescriptions.

Mr. Malone

About £2.2 million, based on the number of prescription items dispensed by community pharmacists and appliance contractors in England in 1993–94 for which a charge was paid.