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Volume 463: debated on Wednesday 12 September 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidelines have been produced by his Department which would indicate NHS funding for wheelchair users should be awarded on the basis of home-use only. (155198)

The Department has not produced any guidelines to indicate how national health service funding for wheelchair users should be awarded.

Eligibility is based on local criteria, which should include clinical and lifestyle needs and the ability of the client to use the specified chair safely.