HC Deb 08 December 1949 vol 470 cc171-2W
68. Mr. Osborne

asked the Minister of Health when the spectacles for Kathleen Elizabeth Paine, of Rutland, Laburnum Avenue, Waltham, Grimsby, for which she was examined in December, 1948, and which were ordered in January, will be supplied; and since repeated requests to his Department have been made without result, if he will investigate the matter immediately.

Mr. Blenkinsop:

My right hon. Friend has had inquiries made and I am informed that the girl's glasses will be supplied shortly.

72. Sir W. Smithers

asked the Minister of Health if he will expedite the supply of glasses to David Arthey of Kirkham, Church Road, Hartley, near Dartford, Kent, the prescription for which was sent in on 21st February, 1949, in accordance with particulars which have been sent him.

Mr. Blenkinsop:

I am informed that this was not thought to be a case which justified priority and I understand that the boy will probably receive his glasses in a few weeks.

Sir W. Smithers

asked the Minister of Health if he is aware that Mr. Ketcher, a member of the staff of the House of Lords, had an eye test on 5th September, 1949; that he is blind in one eye; that his duties include some clerical work; and if he will take the necessary steps to ensure that he gets spectacles immediately.

Mr. Bevan:

Priority will be given if Mr. Ketcher is thought by his optician to be in one of the priority classes.

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