§ Mr. Carter-Jones
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) if he will ensure that the best possible breast prostheses are available on the National Health Service; and if he will make a statement;
(2) what makes of breast prostheses are currently available on the National Health Service; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Moyle
Yes. Breast prostheses in the standard National Health Service range are suitable for most mastectomy patients. The range includes a moulded sponge rubber prosthesis of which there are various makes, including the granule filled "Replica" and liquid filled "Trulife" and "Confidante", but where in the opinion of the prescribing consultant some other commercially available type is necessary, there is no restriction on supply.