HL Deb 07 September 2004 vol 664 c140WA
Lord Hoyle

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many Warrington pensioners have received full eye tests in the past two years; and at what cost to the public purse. [HL3887]

Lord Warner

Data for the number of sight tests either by constituency or by the number of pensioners are not collected centrally.

The total number of National Health Service sight tests paid for patients aged 60 and over in the Cheshire and Merseyside Strategic Health Authority area for the year 2001–02 was 193,160 and 201,180 for the year 2002–03. The estimated cost for the year 2001–02 was £3.1 million and £3.4 million for the year 2002–03.

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