§ Mr. Hooley
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if she has now received the report of the working party set up by Sheffield Area Health Authority to study the demand for children's orthopaedic services in Sheffield, with especial reference to the orthopaedic problems of handicapped children including those with paralytic and congenital deformity; and if she will make a statement.
§ Mr. Alfred Morris
The report has been submitted to the Sheffield Area Health Authority (Teaching), which, together with the Trent Regional Health Authority, is considering its recommendations. Further work on costing the report's recommendations is required before the health authorities can reach firm conclusions. The Department's views will be passed to the health authorities at an early date.