§ Mr. Loveridge
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if she will take steps to ease the shortage of supplies of surgical boots, especially the brand as supplied to Queen Mary's Hospital, Carshalton, whose name has been supplied to her; and if she will make a statement.
§ Mr. Alfred Morris
I am not aware of a general shortage of supplies of surgical footwear. There has been local difficulty in obtaining a specific brand of children's footwear from Holland, but alternatives manufactured in this country are readily available.