§ 18. Sir Waldron Smithers
asked the Minister of Health if he is aware that Mrs. Lawson, the matron of the John Groom's Babies' Home, at Cudham Hall, near Sevenoaks, ordered some spectacles on 12th December, 1948, and did not receive them until 2nd July, 1949; that, owing to the delay in delivery, her sight has deteriorated, so that the new spectacles now provided are no longer suitable; and, in view of the responsible position she holds, if he will take immediate steps to provide her with suitable spectacles.
§ Sir W. Smithers
Is the Minister aware that when this lady did get her spectacles, after waiting all these months, her sight had so deteriorated that her eyes became bloodshot; and is this not another example of the complete breakdown of administration? In view of the important work this lady has to do, will the Minister take a personal interest in the matter and get her a pair of suitable spectacles?