§ Mr. Alfred Morris
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what consideration he has given to the letter copied to the Under-Secretary of State on 9 April by Mr. R. A. Dickson of the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedic Surgery of the University of Oxford on the subject of screening for spinal deformity in children; what reply has been sent; if his Department will consider sponsoring the Oxford programme aimed at preventing the progression of scoliosis which Mr. Dickson proposed in his letter; and if he will make a statement.162W
§ Sir George Young
I have studied with interest the documents copied to me by Mr. Dickson for my information, which I have acknowledged in the usual way. The screening programme to which the right hon. Gentleman refers is currently sponsored by the Oxford regional health authority.