§ Mr. Crawford
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) if she will 846W estimate the annual cost of making skin camouflage treatment freely available in the National Health Service;
(2) what plans she has to make skin camouflage treatment freely available in the National Health Service.
§ Dr. Owen
I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given to my hon. Friend the Member for Chorley (Mr. Rodgers) on 13th March. [Vol. 888, c.245.] Some preliminary results of the inquiries are now available and these show that skin camouflage facilities are provided in many areas. Inquiries are still continuing, and until these are completed I am not in a position to make a further statement about the availability of this treatment or estimate its costs.