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Disabled Drivers

Volume 894: debated on Monday 23 June 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if she will take steps to increase the private car allowance of £100 for disabled drivers to coincide with the start of the mobility allowance in January 1976.

Our policy has been not to increase the private car allowance but to use available resources for the mobility allowance which will benefit severely disabled drivers and non-drivers equally. That allowance will benefit some 100,000 severely disabled people who receive no help whatever under the present scheme and is both an important new initiative and a substantial new financial commitment.