HC Deb 09 March 1944 vol 397 cc2216-7W
Mr. Hammersley

asked the Minister of Pensions what complaints he has received on behalf of wounded Service men that they have to wait an undue length of time for artificial limbs; and what action he is taking in the matter.

Sir W. Womersley

There have been some such complaints, though they have not been numerous. As regards the second part of the Question I would refer the hon. Member to my reply to similar Questions to-day by the hon. Member for Birkenhead East (Mr. G. White) and the hon. and gallant Member for the City of Chester (Major Nield).

Sir C. Edwards

asked the Minister of Pensions if he is aware that repatriated prisoners of war who have suffered amputations have to wait months before being supplied with artificial limbs; that men who served in Tunisia, Sicily and Italy are in the same position; that men who have lost both legs fail to get supplied with self-propelled chairs; and if he will take steps to remedy this.

Sir W. Womersley

I would refer my right hon. Friend to my replies to-day to Questions by other hon. Members which cover all his points.