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Angela calls for Gordon Brown to keep his prescription charge promise

Angela Smith MP has added her support to a campaign urging Gordon Brown to keep a promise he made over a year ago, to abolish prescription charges for people with long-term conditions in England.

Angela has supported the ‘Prescription Promise’ campaign by signing up to a new Parliamentary motion, calling on Ministers to publish their review of prescription charges as soon as possible and set a clear timetable for the implementation of Gordon Brown’s promise.

The ‘Prescription Promise’ campaign is led by a coalition of twenty health charities, who represent the voices of millions of people with long-term conditions.

Angela said: ‘I’m concerned about the number of people with long-term conditions in my constituency who may be choosing to go without vital medicines as a result of the recession and the rising costs of fuel and other bills.

‘Gordon Brown was right to promise free prescriptions for people with long-term conditions, but he must now follow through and implement this promise as soon as possible’

Members of the public who would like to sign the ‘Prescription Promise’ campaign’s petition can do so at

Issued : 18 December 2009

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