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Invalid Tricycles

Volume 958: debated on Tuesday 14 November 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many invalid tricycles have been issued in the past 12 months; and if he will list the criteria under which people qualified for a tricycle; and the number issued in each category.

The following is the latest information available covering the period 1st October 1977 to 30th September 1978: 1,400 three-wheelers were issued as replacements for worn-out or unsuitable vehicles in pursuance of our commitment to users of vehicles provided under the pre-1976 vehicle scheme; five were issued to war pensioners; 400 were issued under the temporary arrangement, which ended on 5th July 1978, whereby people otherwise eligible for mobility allowance but whose age group was not yet phased into the scheme could have the use of a three-wheeler.