HC Deb 13 July 1972 vol 840 cc395-6W
25. Mr. John Hannam

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if she will introduce legislation to ensure the continuation of free dental and optical treatment for sixth-form pupils who are transferred to colleges of further education.

Mrs. Thatcher

I assume that my hon. Friend is concerned about the supply of dentures and spectacles. Legislation to amend the National Health Service Act would be for my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Social Services to consider. Local education authorities, however, have powers to make special arrangements to meet these students' needs.

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