§ 30. Mr. Rhys Davies
asked the Minister of Pensions whether he is aware that whilst his Department has supplied wheel-chairs for ex-Service men with both legs amputated above the knees they find it difficult to use them, especially in hilly areas; and will he provide electrical apparatus for those chairs to assist them to move about.
§ Mr. Paling
I have no evidence that the wheel chairs which are supplied in these cases are difficult to use in normal circum- 715 stances. Applications by men living in hilly districts for the provision of a motor unit are considered by the Medical Officers of the Ministry and in suitable cases a recommendation for supply is made under the arrangements to which my right hon. Friend referred in his reply to the hon. Member for Exchange Division of Manchester (Mr. Hewlett) on 26th October last.