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Motor Vehicles (Disabled Ex-Service Men)

Volume 524: debated on Saturday 8 May 1954

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asked the Minister of Health on what basis motor-propelled vehicles are allocated to limbless or disabled ex-Service men.

Disabled people eligible for a motor tricycle are those in one of the following categories:

  • (a) double leg amputation (one above the knee);
  • (b) paraplegia;
  • interests in the six districts are as follows:

    (c) other disablement causing total or almost total lass of use of both legs;
    (d) serious disablement making a machine necessary in order to obtain or retain employment.

    Ex-members of the Armed Forces and Mercantile Marine may be supplied with a motor car in lieu of a motor tricycle if they are in one of the categories ( a), ( b)or ( c) above, provided that pension at the maximum rate is being paid for such disablement.