HC Deb 21 June 1951 vol 489 c697
37. Brigadier Medlicott

asked the Minister of Health if he is aware of the unnecessary expense which is being caused by the supplying of complete new spectacles in those cases where the new lenses could be fitted to the old frame; and if he will take steps to encourage the more economical method to be followed whenever possible.

Mr. Marquand

Opticians are required to satisfy themselves before supplying a person with new spectacles that he has no suitable frame which could be used for the new lenses. The charges recently imposed for new frames supplied should add an additional incentive to economy here.