§ Mr. Carter-Jones
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if, in the view of several resources in the world for aids for disabled people, he will take the initiative in encouraging international co-operation in this field; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Alfred Morris
My Department has made a considerable contribution to international collaboration in the prosthetics and orthotics field. As I know my hon. Friend appreciates, from his own wide experience in this important field, there are many international institutions and occasions for the exchange of information. My Department plays its full part in these and, as far as resources allow, also maintains contact with research organisations overseas. Any particular proposals my hon. Friend may like to make will be carefully considered.