HC Deb 07 February 1985 vol 72 cc679-80W
Mr. Fallon

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will take steps to improve the supply of oxygen concentrators by arranging for their issue by family practitioner committees.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

I announced on 3 October 1984 that concentrators would replace cylinders for patients requiring large quantities of oxygen and that they would be supplied through the family practitioner services. Arrangements are being made to implement this decision and we hope that concentrators will be available on the prescription of general practitioners by mid to late summer.