§ Mr. Hannam
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether he will publish the first report of his Department's working group on telecommunications for the hearing-impaired.
§ Mr. Butcher
I have received the working group's first report and decided that it should be published. Copies of the report and accompanying press notice have been placed in the Library of the House.
I welcome the report and believe that the proposed code of practice, which the group is now preparing, will give real help to hearing-impaired people by providing designers of both telephones and hearing aids with the information they need to ensure that their products work together effectively.