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1979-1987 : Mr Major’s Written Parliamentary Answer on Artificial Limbs

Below is the text of Mr Major's written Parliamentary Answer on Artificial Limbs on 2nd February 1987.


Mr. Dobson Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many primary fittings of limbs were carried out at artificial limb and appliance centres in each month since January 1985.

Mr. Major The figures requested are not available.

Mr. Dobson asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many amputees were waiting for primary fittings in each month since 1985; and whether any amputations have been postponed as a result of the industrial dispute at J. E. Hanger.

Mr. Major The figures requested are not available.

A decision on whether an amputation is to be carried out is made by the surgeon concerned. We are not aware of any postponement of an amputation on account of the J. E. Hanger industrial dispute.