§ Mr. Brooks
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many tricycles have been issued under the National Health Service to children suffering from spina bifida in England and Wales during the past two years; and what proposals he has for encouraging research into the production of such vehicles for children suffering from this and similar forms of severe physical difficulty.
§ Mr. Crossman
From 1st March, 1967, to 28th February, 1969, 168 tricycles were issued to disabled children. Their individual disabilities are not recorded.26W
A new type hand propelled tricycle was recently issue in Liverpool to a child who suffers from spina bifida. This is the first prototype. A further six machines are to be supplied to other children for evaluation.