Below is the text of Mr Major’s written Parliamentary Answer on Artificial Limbs and Appliances on 10th March 1987.
Mr. Ashley Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the current cost of artificial limb and appliance centres; and for how many people they provide appliances.
Mr. Major The estimated cost in 1986-87 of services provided through the artificial limb and appliance centres is £82.9 million. This includes the cost of artificial limbs and appliances, wheelchairs and administration costs. Artificial limb and appliance centres provide appliances to war pensioners, of whom almost 13,000 currently have an appliance on issue.