Prescriptions (Dispensing Facilities)

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Health – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 1st August 1966.

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Photo of Mr George Wallace Mr George Wallace , Norwich North 12:00 am, 1st August 1966

asked the Minister of Health whether he will take steps to ensure, by legislation or otherwise, that dispensing facilities for prescriptions, either private or local health authority, should be provided within reasonable distance in all highly populated areas, particularly new housing estates.

Photo of Mr Charles Loughlin Mr Charles Loughlin , Gloucestershire West

The Executive Council for the area would seek to secure the provision of National Health Service dispensing services where none existed in a highly populated area. My right hon. Friend does not think that legislation to direct the establishment of such services would be justified.