§ Lord Energlyn
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether spectacles can be fabricated with or without prescription and sold direct to the public under the exclusive and intended terms stated in Section 21(3) of the Opticians Act 1958.
§ Lord Trefgarne
By Section 21(1) of the Opticians Act 1958 a person shall not sell any optical appliance unless the sale is effected under the supervision of a registered optician or a registered medical practitioner. By Section 21(3) of that Act certain exceptions are made to this rule but they do not include sale to the general public.