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Artificial Limbs

Volume 413: debated on Thursday 23 August 1945

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asked the Minister of Pensions if he is aware that, in cases of even the most seriously disabled, there is great delay in the fitting and supply of artificial limbs; and what steps he proposes to take to reorganise this supply.

I am aware of the time taken under present conditions to fit and supply artificial limbs, but I would refer the hon. and gallant Member to the statement on this matter contained in the recent report of the Departmental Committee on Artificial Limbs. Steps have already been taken to secure further factory accommodation for the Ministry's contractors and the provision of this and the increased man power which will be available following the cessation of hostilities should speed up the fitting and supply of artificial limbs generally.