HC Deb 22 March 1951 vol 485 cc325-6W
82. Sir H. Lucas-Tooth

asked the Minister of Health whether he will give details showing how the £22,725,000 payable during the financial year 1949–50 for the testing of sight and the supply of optical appliances was divided as between fees for sight-testing, fees for dispensing optical appliances and the cost of supplying optical appliances, respectively.

Mr. Blenkinsop

Fees for testing of sight accounted for £4,719,847 out of the total of £21,733,620 paid in the financial year 1949–50. Separate figures are not available for dispensing fees and cost of supplying appliances; the estimated apportionment is £8,800,000 and £8,200,000 respectively.

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