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Eye Tests

Volume 174: debated on Thursday 14 June 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what percentage of children aged under 16 years received free eye tests in Wales (a) in each quarter of 1988–89 and (b) in each quarter of 1989–90.

The data requested were not collected centrally before 1 April 1989, since when it has been collected on a six-monthly basis.The available info.mation is given in the following table:

Estimated1 percentage of relevant population who received eye tests in the six months ending
30 September 198931 March 1990
Children aged under 1667
1 Estimates based upon a 2 per cent, sample of all such sight tests paid for by family practitioner committees and expressed as a percentage of the estimated number of children aged under 16 (as at 30 June 1988).