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Mobility Allowance

Volume 894: debated on Thursday 26 June 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether the proposed disabled mobility allowance will be taxable.

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services when the new mobility allowance will be payable and what is the ensuing timetable for its extension to cover non-drivers of working age.

We hope to start payment to the first eligible group in January 1976 and to complete the phasing-in of all eligible adults of working age, and of eligible children aged between 5 and 15, by March 1979. Phasing will be by broad age bands of 15 to 50, 5 to 14 and finally 51 to pension age, but smaller age groups within these broad bands will be progressively introduced.