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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Health – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 24th March 2009.

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Photo of John Heppell John Heppell Labour, Nottingham East 2:30 pm, 24th March 2009

Last week, I attended a celebration of the Ear Foundation, which is a charity that was set up to fund the first cochlear implant procedure in the city of Nottingham. Now that the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence has decided that it is a good idea for profoundly deaf children to have implants for both ears, can the Secretary of State tell me what he is doing to ensure that primary care trusts listen to that advice?

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