Prescription Charges

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Health – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 11 November 1997.

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Photo of Nicholas Winterton Nicholas Winterton Conservative, Macclesfield 12:00, 11 November 1997

While the prospect of any future charges for prescriptions is immensely important to pensioners and to all elderly people in this country, has the Minister given any thought to another related matter: the ability of people to fund their retirement, and particularly their need for residential or nursing care? The previous Government advanced proposals in that area: are the new Government considering the matter as part of the review?