HC Deb 26 July 1951 vol 491 c86W
90. Mr. Maudling

asked the Minister of Health when he decided that piano bifocal spectacles cannot be supplied through the Supplementary Ophthalmic Services; and how he made this decision known to the optical profession.

Mr. Blenkinsop

Since the beginning of the supplementary ophthalmic services bifocals have been provided only as an alternative to two necessary separate pairs of glasses.