§ Mr. Gale
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will define precisely what information will be included in prescriptions for glasses the dispensing of which will fall within the scope of clause 1 of the Health and Social Security Bill; and if he will make a statement.430W
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
We have promised to consult representative bodies on the content of orders to be made under section 21(3A) of the Opticians Act 1958 as it will be amended by clause 1 of the Health and Social Security Bill. These consultations will cover whether it is necessary to define more precisely what constitutes a written prescription for glasses.