§ Mr. Jon Owen Jones
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what was the cost of providing free prescriptions and optical and dental treatment to students on the ground of low income; and what proportion of those students were in full-time higher education for each year since 1990. 
§ Dr. Godman
To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what proposals he has to modify the exemption list in relation to prescription charges and the criteria for the eligibility for the list; and if he will make a statement; 
(2) what proposals he has (a) to extend the range of medicines which are issued free of charge and (b) to widen the list of conditions entitling the sufferer to free prescriptions; and if he will make a statement. 377W
§ Mr. Malone
We do not plan to extend the arrangements to include other groups of people, medical conditions or medicines. Our prescription charge exemption and remission arrangements are among the most generous in Europe.