HC Deb 16 April 1931 vol 251 c356W

asked the Minister of Health the total number of approved opticians, distinguishing between qualified and unqualified persons, under the National Health Insurance Scheme?


I have no information as to the number of opticians who undertake the supply of optical appliances to insured persons entitled to ophthalmic benefit under the National Health Insurance Scheme. The regulations governing the administration of this benefit do not provide for the approval of opticians.