HC Deb 05 July 1979 vol 969 c717W
Mr. Alfred Morris

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services when he will be taking action to exempt people with a severe visual handicap from payment of optical charges and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Prentice

My right hon. Friend and I are looking at this proposal sympathetically but have not yet been able to reach a firm view in the context of the Government's general review of expenditure.