SCRAP Prescription Charges

The weblog of the Scottish Campaign to Remove All Prescription Charges. Keeping you updated on all the news about Colin Fox MSP's bill to the Scottish Parliament.

Saturday, January 14, 2006

Campaigning for an End to Prescription Charges

Edinburgh Evening News - Politics - 'Sick tax' MSP tests opinion: "Sick tax' MSP tests opinion

SCOTTISH Socialist leader Colin Fox will take to Princes Street tomorrow to test public opinion on his Bill to scrap prescription charges.

The Scottish Parliament's health committee this week gave its backing to the Lothian MSP's proposal. He has branded the charges a 'tax on the sick'.

The Executive has made clear it will continue to resist the move, arguing instead for a revision of the list of exemptions.

But Mr Fox said he now had 54 MSPs ready to vote for his Bill, including Labour and Liberal Democrat rebels. He said: 'The momentum is in our direction. The most recent poll shows 81 per cent support for abolition.'"

posted by Alister at 4:07 pm