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Abolition Of Eye-Test Charges

EDM number 276 in 1990-91, proposed by Charles Kennedy on 20/12/1990.

That this House calls on the Secretary of State for Health to urgently review the Government's decision to introduce eye-test charging from April 1989; notes that a recent survey of opticians in the London Borough of Sutton confirmed the findings in other London boroughs which comprised part of the Liberal Democrats nationwide survey published in June; further notes that this latest survey revealed that on average the number of eye-tests have fallen by 29 per cent., that 96 per cent. of opticians have carried out less eye-tests since the introduction of charges, and that 28 per cent. of opticians' practices are in danger of going out of business; and calls on the Government to abolish eye-test charges forthwith in the interest of the nation's health, particularly that of pensioners and all those on low incomes.

This motion has been signed by a total of 42 MPs.

Charles Kennedy20/12/1990Ross and Cromarty and SkyeProposed
Russell Johnston14/01/1991Inverness, Nairn and LochaberSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie15/01/1991Glasgow, PollokSigned
Alex Salmond15/01/1991Banff & BuchanSigned
Clifford Forsythe16/01/1991South AntrimSigned
John Taylor16/01/1991StrangfordSigned
David Alton16/01/1991Liverpool Mossley HillSigned
Ronnie Fearn16/01/1991SouthportSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe16/01/1991LeighSigned
Menzies Campbell16/01/1991Fife North EastSigned
Malcolm Bruce16/01/1991GordonSigned
David Lambie16/01/1991Cunninghame SouthSigned
Geraint Howells16/01/1991Ceredigion and Pembroke NorthSigned
Martin Smyth16/01/1991Belfast SouthSigned
Ken Maginnis17/01/1991Fermanagh & South TyroneSigned
John Evans17/01/1991St Helens NorthSigned
Irene Adams17/01/1991Paisley NorthSigned
David Trimble17/01/1991Upper BannSigned
Norman Godman18/01/1991Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Jim Wallace18/01/1991Orkney & ShetlandSigned
James Wray21/01/1991Glasgow ProvanSigned
Brian Wilson21/01/1991Cunninghame NorthSigned
Alex Carlile22/01/1991MontgomerySigned
Jack Thompson24/01/1991WansbeckSigned
Tommy Graham30/01/1991Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Geoffrey Lofthouse31/01/1991Pontefract & CastlefordSigned
David Marshall31/01/1991Glasgow, ShettlestonSigned
Dennis Turner04/02/1991Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Doug Hoyle11/02/1991Warrington NorthSigned
Ieuan Wyn Jones11/02/1991Ynys MSigned
Archy Kirkwood19/02/1991Roxburgh & BerwickshireSigned
Terry Patchett20/02/1991Barnsley EastSigned
Andrew Welsh21/02/1991Angus EastSigned
Peter Pike25/02/1991BurnleySigned
Cecil Walker27/02/1991Belfast NorthSigned
James Kilfedder04/03/1991North DownSigned
Martyn Jones18/04/1991Clwyd South WestSigned
John Smith25/04/1991Vale of GlamorganSigned
Ken Livingstone29/04/1991Brent EastSigned
Audrey Wise10/06/1991PrestonSigned
William McCrea13/06/1991Mid UlsterSigned
Frank Cook25/06/1991Stockton NorthSigned

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