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Disabled Drivers

Volume 828: debated on Thursday 16 December 1971

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asked the Prime Minister what proposals were put to him by the Disabled Drivers' Association at his meeting with them on 7th December; and what action is proposed to deal with this subject.

The Association asked that cars should be issued to more severely disabled people, particularly to haemophiliacs, disabled mothers and those who, although too disabled to drive themselves, could if mobile earn a living; that the petrol allowance should be increased and that a mobility allowance should be introduced as an alternative to an invalid three-wheeler. My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Social Services and I undertook to take their views fully into account in our current review of the invalid vehicle service, the results of which we expect to announce early next year.