HC Deb 05 May 1949 vol 464 c64W
32. Mr. Beswick

asked the Minister of Health what is the average length of time from the testing of the eyes to the supply of spectacles under the National Health Service scheme; and what is being done to reduce this time.

Mr. Bevan

I would refer my hon. Friend to the replies given to the hon. Member for Tonbridge (Mr. G. Williams) on 15th and 31st March.

Mr. J. Morrison

asked the Minister of Health how many orders for spectacles under the health scheme are outstanding; and what is the average period of delay between prescription and receipt.

Mr. Bevan

The number of outstanding orders is not known; the average delay is estimated to be a little over four months.