HC Deb 06 March 1968 vol 760 cc89-90W
75. Mr. David Steel

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will consider providing under the

date; and under each category of treatment.

Mr. Ross

In 1956 2,094 new out patients were treated at Vale of Leven Hospital. The number treated in 1967 was 20,541. I am publishing details in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following are the details:

National Health Service the unobtrusive type of hearing aid for fitting behind the ear.

Mr. Ross

My right hon. Friend the Minister of Health announced in the House on 8th March, 1967, that he and I had decided in principle that, on an experimental basis, head-worn hearing aids should be provided for school children over the age of seven for whom they are considered suitable. This proposal is now in its final stages of consideration.