HC Deb 20 May 1954 vol 527 cc2266-7
23. Lieut.-Colonel Lipton

asked the Minister of Health what progress has been made in experimental tests of the Striede artificial leg.

Mr. Iain Macleod

The experimental tests of six Striede kneejoints are still in progress and no final decision has yet been reached.

Lieut.-Colonel Lipton

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that very great hopes are entertained about what is believed to be a considerable improvement in artificial limbs? As these experiments have now been going on for some considerable time, can he give any indication of when a final decision is likely to be reached?

Mr. Macleod

I hope it will not be too long. We started to follow this development up as soon as we heard about it, and the experiments have been going on for just over a year. It takes a considerable time to reach the end of those experiments, but I hope there will be no undue delay.

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