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Thursday, 19 May 1960

Mr Jones (NEWCASTLE, VICTORIA) s asked the Minister for Social Services, upon notice -

1.   How many pensioner wives are eligible for the benefits of the free pensioner medical service?

2.   What is the annual cost of this service?

Dr Donald Cameron (OXLEY, QUEENSLAND) - The Minister for Social Services has referred this question to me for attention, and I furnish the following answer: -

1.   This information is not available.

2.   The cost of medical services rendered to all pensioners and their dependants enrolled in the pensioner medical service during the financial year 1958-59 was £3,806,457.

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