asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what was the injury accident rate per million miles for invalid tricycles and for adapted cars issued to the disabled by her Department for the year ending September 1974.
6·4 and 1·7 respectively. The figures are not precisely comparable, but they are a matter of concern, and I am studying the accident reports to see what can be done to minimise accidents.
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether in the light of the latest evidence of road accident damage, she will now stop production of the Model 70 invalid tricycle and begin its replacement with adapted cars.
No. The Government's policy, announced last September, is to provide a cash mobility allowance with the invalid three-wheeler as an alternative. I am concerned about accidents to three-wheelers and am studying the available information to see what can be done to reduce them.