§ Mr. Ward
asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that Sybil Lewis, aged 13, of 17, Lowesmoor Place. Worcester, has been waiting for spectacles since 22nd February, 1949, and that her education is being adversely affected; and what steps he has taken to speed up the delivery of spectacles, especially to children.
§ Mr. Bevan
While I obviously cannot undertake to know the facts of every individual case, I have made special inquiry in this instance and I understand that her glasses should be ready within the next few days. Opticians have now made arrangements whereby urgent cases, including those among schoolchildren, are given priority.