§ 39. Mr. Jim Marshall
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services by how much the level of prescription charges will have increased on 1 April since May 1979.
§ 49. Mr. Winnick
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what will have been the increase in percentage terms in prescription charges since May 1979.124W
§ 51. Mr. Norman Hogg
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what has been the percentage increase in prescription charges since May 1979.
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
As my right hon. Friend announced on 28 January—[Vol. 35, c.553]—from 1 April 1983 the prescription charge will be £1.40. This represents an increase of £1.20 or 600 per cent. over the May 1979 charge of 20p, which had remained unchanged since April 1971.