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EDM (Early Day Motion) 641: tabled on 18 January 2010

Tabled in the 2009-10 session.

This motion has been signed by 26 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

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Motion text

That this House notes that since 1 April 2009, cancer patients have been exempt from prescription charges in England, whereas in Scotland they will be required to pay £3 per prescription from 1 April 2010; congratulates the Government for this targeted and responsive measure; and is disappointed that the devolved Scottish administration is continuing to fail to provide the same support to those requiring prescription drugs to deal with cancer in Scotland, in a similarly timely manner.

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leave out from `England' to end and insert `but expresses disappointment that sufferers of other long-term conditions still have to pay prescription charges despite a commitment by the Prime Minister to help with those long-term conditions; and commends the Scottish government's decision to reduce prescription charges for all users before phasing them out completely in April 2011.'.
Scottish National Party, Glasgow East
EDM 641A1: tabled on 19 January 2010