HC Deb 11 March 1985 vol 75 cc37-8W
Rev. Martin Smyth

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to his answer of 20 February, Official Report, column 503, how many patients referred to in that answer fit into the occasional use category.

Mr. Chris Patten

No definition of occasional use exists in relation to oxygen therapy, and no information is available on the frequency of use by individual patients. However, in November 1984, 298 patients were supplied with five cylinders of oxygen or less.