§ 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.