§ Mr. Pavitt
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will introduce legislation to further protect the title of optician by making it illegal to use the title of "qualified optician (unregistered)".
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
No. The protection afforded to the title "optician" by section 3 of the Health and Social Security Act 1984 only came into effect on 1 November and should be quite adequate.