HC Deb 08 February 1960 vol 617 cc4-5W
46. Commander Pursey

asked the Minister of Health if he is aware that a certain firm of chain-store dispensing opticians, whose name has been given to him by the hon. Member for Kingston-upon-Hull. East, as a matter of policy fails to show National Health Service patients the range of spectacle frames available under the service; and what action he will take to ensure that this firm's patients obtain the full public service to which they are entitled.

Miss Pitt

Initially this appears to be a matter for the executive councils with whom the firm are in contract and I would refer the hon. Member to the Answer I gave him on 14th December last.

47. Commander Pursey

asked the Minister of Health the number of ophthalmic and dispensing opticians, respectively, in Hull who are prepared to provide new spectacles to replace broken ones under the National Health Service, without making additional charges for early delivery.

Miss Pitt

All 35 ophthalmic opticians and 2 dispensing opticians under contract with Hull Executive Council have accepted standard terms of service which preclude their making additional charges for early delivery when replacing broken spectacles under the National Health Service.

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