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Sight Tests

Volume 164: debated on Thursday 21 December 1989

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people in the Durham area have had eye tests since April 1989; and what was the figure for the same period in 1988.

Statistics relating to private sight tests have not been gathered since April 1989. It is not therefore possible to supply directly comparable figures for the periods in question.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to monitor the volume of private sight tests.

My right hon. and learned Friend the Secretary of State is instituting a survey covering Great Britain which will begin next month. The results should be available in the early spring.