HC Deb 25 July 1940 vol 363 cc996-7W
Sir Smedley Crooke

asked the Minister of Pensions whether consideration is being given to the subject of vocational training for disabled men, especially in regard to potentially discharged limbless men awaiting fitting of artificial limbs; and the supply of temporary plaster pylons to such men?

Sir W. Womersley

The subject of both remedial and vocational training for men disabled as a result of service is now under active consideration between my own Department and the Ministries of Health and Labour, and the case of the limbless man will naturally be treated as an important part of the problem. It is the practice to provide articulated limbs as early as possible in order to hasten the resumption of normal activities, but temporary plaster pylons will continue to be supplied where their employment is specially indicated and adequate supplies of the necessary materials are being maintained.

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