HC Deb 30 June 1949 vol 466 cc101-2W
39. Mr. J. Lewis

asked the Minister of Health if there has been any increase in the number of hearing aids supplied from distribution centres operating in Manchester and Preston since 1st, November, 1948, when the number was 100 per month; and what is the demand per month for these hearing aids in this area.

Mr. Bevan

About 400 aids per month are being issued from these two centres, and the total will increase to 600 when a new centre opens at Stockport in July. The monthly demand is about 1,200.

75. Mr. Marples

asked the Minister of Health how many deaf-aids have been issued to old age pensioners under the National Health Act; and how many applications are still outstanding.

Mr. Bevan

I regret the information is not available.