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Heart Pacemakers

Volume 958: debated on Wednesday 15 November 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will make a statement on the discovery that certain types of fixed-rate heart pacemaker may be affected by an anti-theft device widely used in public libraries.

All public libraries equipped with this device are being asked to display suitable notices and to arrange for the wearers of these pacemakers to use the library without going through the electro-magnetic field of the detecting device. Patients are being notified of these arrangements through pacemaker centres.