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Disabled Persons (Wives' Travel Costs)

Volume 884: debated on Wednesday 15 January 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if she will consider introducing a scheme for the provision of free transport to wives of disabled husbands who have not reached retirement age, particularly in the case where such a wife has reached the age of 60 years or over.

I have no proposals in mind on precisely these lines, but the new mobility allowance will in due course ensure more flexible mobility help for a wider range of people. If my hon. Friend has a particular point in mind, perhaps he will let me know.