HC Deb 29 July 1983 vol 46 c659W
Mr. Carter-Jones

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) if prosthesis or prosthetic components manufactured by the West German company Otto Bock have ever been provided through the articial limb service in England;

(2) in the event of prescription of prosthesis and prosthetic components manufactured overseas, if the prostheses or component is usually fitted by prosthetists of the overseas supplier or by those of a British constructor;

(3) when the last prosthesis or prosthetic component manufactured overseas was supplied by the limb fitting centre at Roehampton; what is was; and who was the employer of the prosthetist who fitted it.

Mr. Newton

Prostheses and prosthetic components made overseas are always fitted by British contractors. Otto Bock products have been provided to a small proportion of patients. The information requested about overseas products recently supplied at Roehampton is not readily available.