§ Mr. Kirkwood
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what information he has as to the extent to which manufacturers have ceased production of spectacle frames available on the National Health Service since the implementation of the provisions of the Health and Social Security Act 1984.
§ Mr. Hayhoe
I understand that some small manufacturers have ceased production of NHS frames and that others are limiting production to the most common types, colours and sizes. However, the largest manufacturers are reported to be maintaining production of all NHS frames.