§ Mr. Meacher
To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will investigate what additional assistance is available to Mr. Frank O'Noroe-O'Neil of 29 Lamberton road, Braintree, Essex, in meeting the cost of his prescriptions, an eye test and spectacles for three distances.
§ Mrs. Virginia Bottomley
Help under the NHS low income scheme is available for those with limited financial resources who do not otherwise qualify for exemption from NHS charges. No claim has been received from Mr. O'Noroe-O'Neil. Officials will contact him to explain the exemption arrangements and how a claim for help may be made.