§ Mr. Denham
The information requested is contained in the table:
However, the increase in the total number of sight tests paid for by Shropshire Health Authority in the six months April to September 1999 was just under 11,0001 . It is fair to assume that the majority of this increase was due to newly eligible people aged over 60 obtaining NHS sight tests.1 There is a one-month lag in payments so this figure will increase.
Department of Health—General Ophthalmic Services Activity Statistics