HC Deb 23 June 2003 vol 407 c576W
Mr. Gerrard

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what action he is taking in response to the recommendations of the National Screening Committee regarding eye screening for children in schools. [119702]

Dr. Ladyman

The United Kingdom National Screening Committee (NSC) is currently considering the role of routine vision screening in schools. We will be considering the proposals of the NSC as part of the ongoing work of the national service framework for children, young people and maternity services.