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Artificial Limbs And Appliances

Volume 264: debated on Friday 20 October 1995

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will specify his latest proposals for the supply and fitting of artificial limbs and appliances under the national health service; and if he will make a statement. [37516]

Artificial limb and appliance centres are funded centrally by the national services division of the Common Services Agency. Proposals to devolve responsibility for purchasing this service to health boards are currently being considered and a decision will be announced shortly.