§ Mr. Ashley
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he is satisfied with the domiciliary service for the assessment and fitting of hearing aids; if he will advise the creation of joint consultative committees to consider the setting up of an efficient domiciliary hearing aid service; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Alfred Morris
It is for the health authority to make the necessary arrangements for a domiciliary visiting service, and for the consultant to decide whether a patient needs such a service. I am raising my hon. Friend's suggestion with the Advisory Committee on Services for Hearing-Impaired People and, meanwhile, will be glad to look into any particular case of difficulty my hon. Friend may wish to refer to me.