asked the Minister of Health why no order has been placed by his Department for the supply of a particular type of invalid chair in the case of one of the hon. Member for Woking's constituents, details of which have been sent to him, although an official application was made to the Ministry of Health appliance Centre at Kingston-upon-Thames six weeks ago by a senior neurologist at Woking Victoria Hospital.
Attempts have been made to obtain from Ministry contractors the special chair required by the hon. Member's constituent but these have failed. An order has now been placed with another firm. I regret the delay and I am writing to the hon. Member.