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Disabled Persons (Electronic And Mechanical Aids)

Volume 983: debated on Monday 28 April 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what assistance, financial and otherwise, his Department gives to organisations like REMAP and POSSUM, which are concerned with the development of electronic and mechanical aids for disabled people.

The Department's research and development moneys are available to provide for the funding of scientifically sound projects on electronic and mechanical aids to meet the health needs of disabled people. The services of the Department's scientific and technical branch are also available in an advisory capacity. Projects on orthotics and prosthetics are currently in progress.