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Volume 979: debated on Thursday 28 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether limb-fitters are paid outer London weighting allowance.

Limbfitters are almost all employees of private companies who supply artificial limbs under contract to the Department. I understand that those working in the London area do receive an addition to salary. The one limb-fitter employed by the Department is part of the staff of the biomechanical research and development unit at Roehampton and he is paid outer London weighting.