§ Mr. Mapp
asked the Minister of Health if he will indicate the demand for and supply of transistor hearing aids, over a recent period, at the Manchester Hearing Aid Clinic, and for a similar period for the rest of the country; and what plans he has to overcome the backlog of priority cases and to step up the supply for new cases.38W
9,600 boarding places in State secondary schools; and what is the average charge to parents per place.
§ Sir D. Eccles
Sample figures show that the average fee to parents to cover the cost of board and lodging ranges from £170 to £180 a year. This fee is reduced or remitted in cases of hardship and no fee is charged if the pupil cannot otherwise be suitably educated.