HC Deb 22 June 1971 vol 819 c225W
4. Mr. Judd

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he will make a statement on the Government's policy towards the provision of wiring and earphones for the reception of broadcasts for hospital patients, with particular reference to the adequacy of this equipment in the Portsmouth area.

Mr. Alison

An individual bed-head unit with a choice of radio channels is recommended by my Department. I understand that most of the wards in the Portsmouth hospitals are equipped in this way but that reception has sometimes been unsatisfactory because of faults in the equipment.