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Spectacles (School Children)

Volume 464: debated on Thursday 12 May 1949

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asked the Minister of Health whether he will take steps to see that where a school medical officer so advises, priority is given to school children in the provision of spectacles.

Opticians have made arrangements which enable a measure of priority to be given to the most urgent cases but my hon. Friend will understand that it is only possible to apply such arrangements to a very small proportion of cases if they are not to result in a general slowing down.