§ Mr. Malcolm MacMillan
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland in what circumstances persons who lose or break spectacles or dentures, obtained under the National Health Service, are entitled to free replacement or concession rates; and if he will give wider publicity to this information.
§ Mr. Maclay
Dentures obtained under the National Health Service may be replaced without charge, and spectacles on payment of the cost of the frame only, where the need for replacement as a result of loss or damage does not arise from lack of care on the part of the patient. Where the need for replacement appears to be due to loss or damage the Executive Council initiate inquiries as to the circumstances so that they may determine whether the patient is entitled to any concession. Executive Councils will, of course, explain the position to anyone interested.