HC Deb 16 June 1927 vol 207 cc1206-7W

asked the Minister of Pensions in how many instances the requests of ex-service pensioners for metal limbs to replace wooden ones, owing to the discomfort of the latter, have been refused; and whether such requests are always granted when the wooden limb is beyond repair?


I have no record of the number of cases referred to in the first part of the question. With regard to the second part, the question of the type of limb to be supplied is in all cases governed by the same considerations whether on the occasion of initial supply, or on renewal, namely, the type which, in the opinion of my medical advisers, is called for by the requirements of the case, or is best suited to it. In this connection, I would refer to the answer which I gave to the hon. and gallant Member for St. Pancras on the 24th March last, of which I am sending the hon. Member a copy.