HC Deb 10 October 1946 vol 427 c83W
13. Mr. Prescott

asked the Minister of Pensions if he is aware of the delay still experienced in the repair and provision of surgical boots for disabled ex-Service-men; and what steps are being taken to improve these matters.

Mr. Wilfred Paling

I am aware that production, is still somewhat below demand in this small specialised industry, but I am glad to say that through the help of my right hon. Friend the Minister of Supply, my. Department's principal contractors are shortly moving into a modern and larger factory. This should enable them to increase their experienced labour force, and it is hoped to recruit disabled ex-Servicemen as trainees. I anticipate that when the new factory is in full operation output will meet demand.