HC Deb 13 February 1990 vol 167 c159W
Mr. Allen

To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he will publish figures indicating the change in the number of sight tests since 1 April 1989, nationally and regionally.

Mrs. Virginia Bottomley

Data on the number of National Health Service eye tests carried out between April and September 1989 will be available in the spring. We do not collect statistics on the numbers of private sight tests carried out since April 1989. An independent sample survey has been commissioned relating to the first quarter of 1990. The results of that survey should be available in the early summer.