HC Deb 15 March 2001 vol 364 cc719-20W
Mr. Harvey

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what was the estimated percentage level of take-up of the health benefits low-income scheme in the last three years for which figures are available. [153059]

Ms Stuart

The information requested is in the table.

Year 1997–98 1998–99 1999–2000
Claims received 933 865 872
Certificates issued for full help (HC2) 570 519 528
Certificates issued for limited help (HC3) 324 303 293


The prescription pricing authority processes low-income scheme claims for Great Britain. The number for England has been estimated from a sample.

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