§ Mr. Barry Jones
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many eye tests have taken place in Wales(a) in total and (b) for pensioners in each of the years 1986, 1987, 1988 and to the latest available date; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Grist
The numbers of National Health Service sight tests paid for by family practitioner committees in Wales are given in the table. Information on tests paid for privately and on sight tests for pensioners is not available centrally.
Period Number of tests 1986 623,088 1987 651,175 11988 522,963 1 (First three quarters only).