HC Deb 24 June 1991 vol 193 c387W
Mr. Rowe

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what arrangements there are for the repair of wheelchairs for a disabled person staying away from his or her home area; and whether he will provide a list of approved repairers for each regional health authority.

Mr. Dorrell

As individual contracts are negotiated by health authorities, a list of approved repairers is not held centrally. All contracts with approved repairers cover work on NHS-supplied wheelchairs for both resident users and those visiting the area. Visitors may, however, need to contact the local disablement services centre to obtain details of the appropriate approved repairer.