§ Mr. Michael
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many children aged under 16 years received free eye tests in Wales(a) in each quarter in 1988–89 and (b) in each quarter in 1989–90.
§ Mr. Grist
The data requested were not collected centrally prior to 1 April 1989, since when they have been collected on a six-monthly basis.
The available information is given in the table.
Estimated1 number of sight tests paid for by family practitioner committees Six months ending: Children aged under 16 30 September 1989 36,680 31 March 1990 41,950 1 Estimates based upon a 2 per cent. sample of all such sight tests.