§ Mr. Carter-Jones
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he has received a copy of the report by the Royal Association for Disability and Rehabilitation working party on the availability and supply of orthotic appliances; and if he will issue guidance to health authorities and allocate specific funds for this purpose.
§ Mr. Newton
A copy of this report has been received informally in the Department. It contains a large number of recommendations which will take some time to consider. I would wish to have the views of the professional groups concerned, as well as those of RADAR itself, before any advice was given to health authorities.