§ 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.