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Myoelectric Hand

Volume 12: debated on Wednesday 11 November 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is his estimate of the number of young children in Scotland who would benefit from being fitted with a myoelectric hand; and if he will make sufficient funds available to provide such devices.

Information about young children who might benefit from the fitting of a myoelectric hand is not held by my Department. In the two and a half years since the trial of the Swedish myoelectric hand started, however, 10 children between 3 and 4 years old have been identified by consultants as being within the eligible category. The cost of the hands is not expected to be a problem.