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Volume 19: debated on Tuesday 2 March 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he will take immediate steps to review and improve the standards of spectacle frames for spectacles issued by the National Health Service; and if he will make a statement.

We have already reviewed the National Health Service range of spectacle frames and as a result have had discussions with the profession and industry with a view to achieving some improvements. I hope it will be possible to make an announcement about new frames very soon.