HC Deb 12 July 1983 vol 45 c311W
Mr. Carter-Jones

asked the Secretary of State for Wales (1) in each of the last three years, how many prostheses manufactured overseas were supplied by the limb service in Wales;

(2) if he will give brief descriptions of all prostheses supplied by overseas manufacturers in the last 12 months through the limb service in Wales;

(3) what is the Government's policy with regard to the supply by the Welsh artificial limb service of prostheses manufactured overseas where no limb of a comparable design or containing comparable materials is available from British manufacturers.

Mr. Wyn Roberts

Prostheses and components manufactured overseas may be prescribed where it is decided that they would best meet a patient's special requirements. Information on the kinds and numbers supplied is not readily available.