Abolition of NHS Prescription Charges (Scotland) Bill


Outcome: F

A Bill to abolish National Health Service prescription charges for the provision of drugs, medicines and appliances or pharmaceutical services in respect of Scottish prescriptions; and for connected purposes (SP Bill 35)

Current Status of the Bill

Bill fell on 25 January 2006

Introduction of the Bill

Bill as introduced:

Accompanying documents:

Draft proposal lodged on 12 November 2004

Consultation: Yes


Health Committee:

Final proposal lodged on 8 December 2004

Introduced on 19 January 2005

Preliminary discussion:

Health Committee:

Stage 1


Health Committee:

Finance Committee:

Stage 1 Report (Health Committee) published on 11 January 2006


Bill fell on 25 January 2006

Passage of the Bill: