§ Mr. Ashley
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what action he is taking as a result of the responses he has received to the consultation paper on the provision of hearing aid services under the national health service.
§ Mr. Dorrell
Twelve direct referral pilot projects have been established in hospitals throughout England. These projects are being independently evaluated by a team of researchers from the university of Manchester. We do not expect to have the results of the evaluation before spring 1992.