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Wednesday, 1 November 1967

Mr WHITLAM (WERRIWA, NEW SOUTH WALES) asked the Minister representing the Minister for Repatriation, upon notice:

What was the average cost in 1966-67 of prescriptions dispensed by:

(a)   private chemists for eligible Repatriation Department patients under the agreement with the Federated Pharmaceutical Service Guild of Australia, and

(b)   The Department's own chemists?

Mr Swartz - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(a)   $2.39.

(b)   $1.47. This covers direct labour and materials costs but does not allow for overheads.

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