Topical Questions

Part of Health and Social Care – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 23rd October 2018.

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Photo of Eleanor Smith Eleanor Smith Labour, Wolverhampton South West 12:00 am, 23rd October 2018

I have a constituent who has Turner syndrome, a female-only genetic disorder that affects one in every 2,000 baby girls. Owing to this, she has to take several medications every day of her life, and this is mounting up as she gets older. She works so she is not on any benefits and has to pay for her medications herself. Will the Minister consider exempting those who suffer from lifelong conditions such as Turner syndrome from paying for their prescriptions? Surely, it cannot be right that people in England should be treated differently from those in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, where such prescription charges have been abolished.