HC Deb 20 July 1979 vol 970 c883W
Mr. Alfred Morris

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will make a statement on the progress so far of the trial in the United Kingdom of Dr. Sorbye's myoelectric hand for handicapped children.

Mrs. Chalker

I would refer the right hon. Gentleman to an answer he himself gave to the House on 4 April—[Vol. 965; c. 893–4.] Like him, my right hon. Friend has accepted the interim report on the myoelectric hand and the trial is now being extended. Further potentially suitable children have been identified and are being invited to attend the Manchester and Roehampton limb fitting centres for clinical assessment to determine whether they should be fitted with the hand. This trial and other associated development work have my full support.

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