§ Mr. Golding
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what progress has been made in ensuring that all telephones in National Health Service premises can be used by the hard of hearing reliant on hearing aids; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Newton
The extent to which inductive couplers have been fitted to telephones on National Health Service premises is not known centrally. Decisions to install such equipment are for individual health authorities. Information as to its availability and benefits was recently given to works officers of regional health authorities.