38. Mr. John T. Hall
asked the Minister of Health if he can now supply a bone conduction hearing aid to Mr. G. Blue, of 12, Claremont South Avenue, Gateshead, who has been on the waiting list at Sunderland Royal Infirmary since 3rd March, 1949.
§ Mr. Iain Macleod
This patient receives some benefit from an air-conduction aid supplied to him two years ago. There are other patients who cannot benefit at all from an air-conduction aid and who must therefore take priority. I cannot therefore say yet when his turn will come.