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Disfigured Persons

Volume 886: debated on Monday 17 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if she will seek to establish within the National Health Service a non-commercial training and rehabilitation programme for severely disfigured people; and if she will make a statement.

Treatment aimed at rehabilitation, such as plastic surgery or the provision of prostheses is available in the NHS. If the hon. Member has in mind any particular aspect of such services, perhaps he will let me know so that I can write to him. If he is concerned with employment rehabilitation or training programmes, these are matters for my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Employment.