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Mobility Allowance

Volume 974: debated on Monday 26 November 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will take steps to ensure parity between civilian mobility allowance and the war pensioners vehicle scheme.

Mobility allowance is available to war pensioners as to civilians. The war pensioners vehicle scheme is different; the rates of the two allowances paid under it are kept under review but the case for increasing them has to be considered against other competing claims on very limited resources.