HC Deb 07 May 1973 vol 856 c18W
Mr. Knox

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will state the number of eye tests undertaken by opticians under the National Health Service in the Leek parliamentary constituency in each of the past 10 years.

Mr. Alison

The information is not available in the form requested. The approximate number of sight tests carried out under the general ophthalmic services by ophthalmic opticians in the Stafford shire Executive Council area is shown in the table below. Boundary changes were made to the area in 1965 and 1966.

Year Number of Sight Tests
1963 58,500
1964 67,900
1965 72,200
1966 54,500
1967 53,700
1968 55,200
1969 56.700
1970 61,800
1971 62,900
1972 66,300

These figures exclude sight tests by opticians under the hospital eye service, statistics of which are not centrally collected.