HC Deb 07 July 1949 vol 466 cc2327-8
31. Sir Waldron Smithers

asked the Minister of Health why Mr. L. T. A. Randall, of 41, Grange Road, Orpington, who was examined at Farnborough Hospital last February for deafness, and on the advice of the surgeon wrote to King's College Hospital on 7th, 21st and 30th May, which letters have not been acknowledged, has not received a hearing aid, particulars of which have been sent him; and if he will take immediate steps to see that Mr. Randall's hearing aid is supplied.

Mr. Bevan

This patient appears to have no claim for preferential treatment, but he will receive an aid as soon as one is available.

Sir W. Smithers

Is not this another example of the incapability of the Government to implement their promise of a Socialist Utopia which they made in 1945?

Mr. Bevan

Aural aids are being distributed at present as fast as the professional services required for their administration can handle them. Indeed we have had very many letters from all over the country expressing high praise for the aural aid.