§ Lieut.-Colonel Kingsmill
asked the Minister of Health on what basis compensation will be paid to the 25 artificial limb-making firms who will be forced to close down as a result of his Department's assumption of responsibility for the supply of limbs under the National Health Service.
§ Mr. Buchanan
I have been asked to reply. I cannot accept the hon. and gallant Member's statement that 25 artificial limb-making firms will be forced to close down. The question of compensation, therefore, does not arise.