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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:07 am on 25th October 2018.

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Photo of Emma Hardy Emma Hardy Labour, Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle 11:07 am, 25th October 2018

In March, NHS England changed its guidance on conditions for which over-the-counter items should not be routinely prescribed in primary care, with one being head lice. An average bottle of head lice shampoo costs between £10 and £12, which is a significant sum for parents in the most deprived areas. The charity Community Hygiene Concern fears that that decision will lead to an epidemic in schools and communities. Please may we have a debate, in Government time, about the effects of that change in NHS guidance?