§ 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. 720W
§ Ms Stuart
The information requested is in the table.
Thousand 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.