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Disabled Persons (Vehicles)

Volume 931: debated on Wednesday 11 May 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) what was the total cost to public funds of supplying, maintaining and running the Invacar invalid tricycle in each of the last five years for which figures are available;(2) what is his estimate of the cost to public funds of the provision and maintenance of one Invacar invalid carriage in each of the last five years.

Following is the available information for England:

TOTAL EXPENDITURE*
(£ Million)
1972–734·275
1973–744·697
1974–755·321
1975–766·760
1976–777·821
AVERAGE COST PER 3-WHEELER DRIVER AT 30 SEPTEMBER
(£)
1972243
1973267
1974302
1975365
1976425
*The figures include the cost of providing new and refurbished second-hand vehicles to first applicants and as replacements, repairing and maintaining all vehicles on issue and in the reserve fleet, insurance, driving tuition and petrol tax allowance. Administration costs which are not separately recorded are not included.