HC Deb 27 January 1986 vol 90 c392W
Mr. Hoyle

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what initiatives he has taken to resolve the contractual dispute between his Department and the companies that supply and fit artificial limbs; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Newton

Interim prices for the supply and fitting of artificial limbs from 1 January 1986 have been negotiated with the major companies. Negotiations on final prices and contractual terms will be continued shortly, and the Department will be seeking to discuss contracting arrangements beyond 1986 with the firms in the light of the McColl report.