HC Deb 25 June 1997 vol 296 c540W
Mr. Burstow

To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what research he has(a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the cost benefit analysis of reintroducing free eye tests with particular reference to people aged 60 years and over; [4425]

(2) pursuant to his answer of 10 June to the hon. Member for Portsmouth, South (Mr. Hancock), Official Report, column 421, on eye tests, what will be the terms of reference for the review of eye tests charges; what is its expected timetable; and if it will include an examination of the costs to other Departments of the reported increase in intervals between eye tests. [4427]

Mr. Milburn

We have yet to decide the terms of reference and timing of the review. No research has yet been commissioned.