HC Deb 24 June 1997 vol 296 c507W
Ms Hewitt

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will review the system of prescription charges for hormone replacement therapy with special reference to the requirement to pay two prescription charges for certain courses of treatment. [5063]

Mr. Milburn

We will be examining the whole question of prescription charges, as part of the Government's Comprehensive Spending Review. The Government remains committed to the historic principle of the National Health Service that health services will be available to all and access will be based on need, not on ability to pay.