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Welsh Labour party promises free prescriptions and free school breakfasts

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 12 April 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:782
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. Abergavenny

    The Labour party in Wales is promising free prescriptions for all, free breakfasts for primary schoolchildren, and the end of home care charges for disabled people.

    The party, in its manifesto for the Welsh Assembly elections on 1 May, is also pledging money to modernise GP surgeries and hospital wards and says it will cut child pedestrian accidents with new 20 mph (32 km/h) zones.

    “We'll scrap all prescription charges, helping to tackle poverty and take even more people off welfare and into work. …

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