HC Deb 19 April 1995 vol 258 c214W
Mr. McMaster

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what percentage of the population was eligible for free NHS eye examinations in each of the last 10 available years. [19001]

Lord James Douglas-Hamilton

Until April 1989 everyone was eligible for free NHS sight tests. Since April 1989, when eligibility was restricted to certain groups, around 40 per cent. of the population in Scotland has been eligible.

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