HC Deb 05 May 1953 vol 515 c19W
57. Mr. Gibson

asked the Minister of Pensions why the repair centre at Victoria for disabled ex-Service men has been closed down; and whether he is aware of the inconvenience and waste of time this is causing the men affected.

Mr. Amory

The centre was closed down after consultation with my Central Advisory Committee because its continuance could no longer be justified in view of the small number of callers who required emergency repairs, the improved facilities available at Roehampton and development of the postal repair service which enables limbless men, most of whom have a spare artificial limb, to post their defective limb for repair.

I am not aware of any appreciable inconvenience or waste of time resulting from its closure.