§ Mr. Crausby
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his policy is on the frequency with which eye tests should be taken. 
§ Mr. Denham
This is a matter of clinical judgment for optometrists and ophthalmic medical practitioners. In order to ensure probity, we have proposed that a requirement be introduced for a practitioner to give a reason when claiming for a National Health Service sight test at an interval of less than two years since the previous test. Officials will be meeting with representatives of the professions to discuss this proposal on 12 July.