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Eyesight: Children

Volume 472: debated on Tuesday 26 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the effects of reducing the upper age limit for children's free eye examinations. (186126)

Children aged under 16 and those aged 16, 17 and 18 in full-time education have been entitled to free sight tests since 1948. No changes to the age limits for children have been made in this time.