§ Mr. Sydney Chapman
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services why he has authorised the replacement of nickel standard spectacle frames for children under the National Health Service by plastic frames.
§ Sir K. Joseph
To meet the demand for a more attractive frame for children I am, with effect from 1st April next, transferring to the children's free range a plastics frame for which there has hitherto been a charge. Metal frames will continue to be available, although in a more restricted range of sizes and measurements appropriate to younger children.