Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Pensions (Artificial Limbs)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 1st November 1949.

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Photo of Mr Charles Simmons Mr Charles Simmons , Birmingham West 12:00 am, 1st November 1949

The time now taken to supply limbs to patients requiring artificial legs for the first time is normally 13 weeks. The average time over all classes of patients including those requiring spare limbs is 36 weeks for legs and 30 weeks for arms. The average time taken to repair artificial limbs at the main repair centres is eight weeks.