Oral Answers to Questions — Pensioners (National Health Service Charges)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 12th March 1964.

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Mr. H. Wilson:

Since the individual prescription charges were put on by the then Chancellor of the Exchequer in the 1956 economic crisis and since the charges were doubled by the present Leader of he House in the 1961 economic crisis, does not the right hon. Gentleman, who keeps saying that the economy has never been stronger, feel that it is now strong enough to remove these charges which bear so heavily on the sick and disabled?