HC Deb 22 April 1988 vol 131 c601W
Mr. Churchill

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services what would be the cost of exempting all pensioners from the proposed charges for eye tests, over and above those already exempt.

Mr. Newton

We estimate that the additional cost (England) of retaining free NHS sight tests for people of pensionable age who are not otherwise eligible would be approximately £22 million a year.