Oral Answers to Questions — Public Health – in the House of Commons on 20th April 1944.
asked the Minister of Health the number of insured persons in 1942 and 1943, respectively, entitled to medical benefit; the number of insured persons making their own arrangements for medical benefit in each of these years; and the total number of prescriptions issued in each of these years.
As the answer involves a number of figures I will, with permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
The following is the statement:
|1. Estimated average number of insured persons entitled to medical benefit||17,596,000||17,390,000|
|2. Average number of insured persons making their own arrangementsfor medical benefit||11,849||11,869|
|3. Number of National Health insurance prescriptions issued||62,400,000||69,726,000|