Spectacles (Overseas Supplies).

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army. – in the House of Commons on 17th February 1942.

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Photo of Mr Robert Young Mr Robert Young , Newton

asked the Secretary of State for War what arrangements exist for supplying or replacing spectacles to men serving abroad; and whether he is aware that complaints have come to hand regretting non-delivery of such necessary help covering many months?

Photo of Mr David Margesson Mr David Margesson , Rugby

In theatres of war where adequate trade facilities do not exist for the supply and replacement of spectacles for soldiers, military optical centres have been established with all the necessary equipment. Some delay in the supply of frames and lenses has occurred in the past owing to enemy action, but ample stocks have now either reached their destinations or are on their way.