HC Deb 03 June 1957 vol 571 c879
22. Mr. Russell

asked the Minister of Health in what circumstances a foreign visitor was recently supplied with contact lenses at Moorfields Eye Hospital for a charge of £1.

Mr. Vaughan-Morgan

The lenses were supplied to this patient because she suffers from a very high degree of myopic astigmatism and is nearly blind even with ordinary spectacles. She was admitted to this country in September, 1956, on a twelve months' Ministry of Labour permit, and at the time the lenses were ordered was at work here. The charge of £1 is in accordance with the standard charge for lenses laid down in the National Health Service Act of 1951.