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

Yes, Sir, but the increase of work due to the National Health Service scheme has created difficulties for the industry, and some delay has been unavoidable. We have adopted a scheme of priorities in favour of patients requiring limbs for the first time, and of those requiring limbs to be repaired to enable them to maintain their employment or in urgent need of them for medical reasons.