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Hearing Aids

Volume 886: debated on Thursday 20 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if she will give priority in the issue of free behind-the-car hearing aids to people who require them for safety and efficiency at work; and what is the reason for their present placing in the order of priority.

I shall bear my hon. Friend's suggestion in mind. Our decisions as to the orders of priority for the next stage of the programme will not be taken until the summer, when we shall have information about present take-up and the stall situation.