HC Deb 03 February 1938 vol 331 c400W
Mr. Cary

asked the Minister of Health whether he has considered the possibility of introducing legislation to enable old age pensions to be granted to helpless cripples at the same age and under the same conditions as they are granted to blind persons?

Sir K. Wood

I am afraid I cannot undertake to introduce legislation such as my hon. Friend suggests. Apart from other considerations, there would be obvious difficulties in defining the special class of persons which he has in mind. As my hon. Friend is no doubt aware, I am taking all steps open to me to encourage the development of orthopaedic clinics with a view to prevention of crippling.