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Deaf-Aid Equipment

Volume 414: debated on Monday 22 October 1945

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asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in view of the excess profits being made on deaf-aid equipment, he will bring these instruments within the field of price-regulated goods, and thus enable sufferers from deafness to obtain aids at reduced prices.

Though deaf-aid equipment has in fact been included in the field of price-regulated goods since June, 1940, there has been no maximum price Order. The Medical Research Council is examining problems connected with the design and use of deaf-aids, and, on receipt of their report, the Central Price Regulation Committee will consider whether a maximum price Order can be effectively applied.