To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what has been the total number of optical appliances vouchers redeemed in each year since 1986;(2) what was the total cost of the optical appliances voucher scheme in each year since 1986.
The information for England is shown in the table.
|Numbers of vouchers paid for (millions)||Cost of vouchers (£ million)|
|1 Figures are for nine months only following introduction of the scheme on I July 1986.|
|2 Provisional figures.|