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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Health – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 19th December 2017.

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Photo of Steve Brine Steve Brine The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health 12:00 am, 19th December 2017

Yes, of course. The NHS Business Services Authority issues the penalty charge notices for incorrect claims for exemption from NHS dental care and prescription charges. We have recently increased the number of checks, however, because ultimately this is taxpayers’ money, and we need to ensure that it is spent properly and legally.