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Disabled Persons (Car Allowance)

Volume 889: debated on Tuesday 25 March 1975

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54.

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether, in view of the rising costs of motoring, she will now increase the private car allowance for the disabled which has remained unchanged since April 1972.

No. Our priority for disabled people without Ministry vehicles is the earliest practicable introduction of the new mobility allowance, which will bring mobility assistance for the first time to many thousands of severely disabled people who cannot drive, as well as providing some additional help to those who can.