Major Hicks Beach
asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that Mrs. F. M. Holtham, 57 Duke Street, Cheltenham, has been waiting two years and seven months for a hearing aid; and whether he will take steps to expedite the delivery of the same, and in other similar cases.
§ Mr. Iain Macleod
Yes. The strengthening of the Bristol distribution centre earlier in the year is already having an effect, and it is hoped that the early opening of a new centre at Gloucester will further materially improve the rate of distribution in the whole area.