§ Mr. Craigen
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what improvement 299W there has been since his reply of 4 June 1980 in the arrangements for home visits by an ophthalmist to blind persons in the Glasgow area requiring to be examined for the purpose of registration.
§ Mr. Fairgrieve
So far as I am aware the situation is unchanged. One factor allegedly causing difficulty is the fee charged by ophthalmologists for completion of the form certifying blindness. My Department will shortly be issuing proposals on payment of a range of medical fees, including this one if implemented, these proposals should alleviate the situation in Glasgow.