§ Mr. Peter Griffiths
To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she expects to take action in response to the recommendation of the McColl report—ISBN0948064269 HMSO 1986—that high performance and dual-purpose powered chairs be provided for severely disabled people who satisfy the agreed criteria; and if growing children will be regarded as qualifying for this service.
§ Mr. Bowis
The issue of wheelchairs, including high performance and dual-purpose powered wheelchairs, is a matter for determination between health authority purchasers, in the light of their priorities and resources, and national health service hospital and community units. This includes provision for growing children where appropriate.