Below is the text of Mr Major’s written Parliamentary Answer on JE Hanger (Dismissals) on 17th November 1986.
Mr. Nellist Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many patients are now known to be affected by the dismissal of workers at J. E. Hanger, artificial limb makers.
Mr. Major Of the 58 postponed appointments at Roehampton several have now been reinstated and we are taking urgent action in respect of the remainder. However, I am concerned that other patients may be facing delays due to the interruption in the delivery of artificial limbs and we are actively examining this matter with the company. I should add that the great bulk of the service is being maintained and there were some 21,000 patient attendances for prosthetic services at the 30 artificial limb and appliance centres in England between 13 September 1986 and 7 November 1986.