HC Deb 29 October 1998 vol 318 c294W
Mr. Corbett

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will estimate the cost of offering free sight tests to all people of Afro-Caribbean origin resident in the United Kingdom who are currently not exempt from payment. [57224]

Mr. Milburn

Assuming that the same proportion of Afro-Caribbean residents are eligible for free National Health Service sight tests as in the population as a whole and they have their sight tested at the same frequency, about £3 million per annum.

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