Prescriptions: Students

Health written question – answered on 5th February 2008.

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Photo of Peter Soulsby Peter Soulsby Labour, Leicester South

To ask the Secretary of State for Health

(1) if he will take steps to reduce the financial burden of prescription costs on students;

(2) how many times Ministers met representatives of the National Union of Students to discuss NHS prescription charges in 2007.

Photo of Dawn Primarolo Dawn Primarolo Minister of State (Department of Health) (Public Health)

The Government's review of prescription charges will be inviting views shortly on options for changes to prescription charges that are cost neutral to the national health service.

Ministers met representatives of the National Union of Students on 23 May 2007.

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