HC Deb 11 February 1946 vol 419 c10W
Flight-Lieutenant Beswick

asked the Minister of Supply and of Aircraft Production if he is aware of the shortage of surgical appliances; that many patients are suffering through delay in securing such articles as spinal jackets; and what steps he is taking to improve supply of these articles.

Mr. Wilmot

I am obliged to my hon. and gallant Friend for calling my attention to this important matter. The difficulty is due mainly to the shortage of skilled labour, and we are doing all we can to help the manufacturers.