§ Mr. Alfred Morris
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what consideration he has given to the consequences for deaf children of the closedown of Jessop Accoustics of Bethnal Green; if there is any action he is taking; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Newton
Jessop Accoustics produced radio microphone hearing aids which are used by many hearing-impaired children, mainly in an educational setting, although they were not the major supplier. I understand that the receiver who has been appointed for the company hopes to be able to sell it as a going concern, which should safeguard the interests of past and future customers.470W