Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk, Conservative)
In a moment.
A representative of the Clare Business Association wrote to the Department of Health earlier this year, saying:
"The town has a population of 2,200 but above all it serves a rural area including some small and large Villages . . .
Our Pharmacy is not just an outlet for medicines . . . the Chemist has like the Doctors become the family friend who they can trust confide in, and above all give a personal service.
Shopping at Supermarkets is one thing, exchanging your prescription is another . . .
Think of Families with small children, elderly people, those that don't drive . . .
Stop the Government's proposals to allow unrestricted opening of pharmacies."