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Mobility Allowance

Volume 974: debated on Thursday 29 November 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what repre- sentations he has received from the Joint Committee on Mobility for the Disabled concerning the need for the mobility allowance to have been raised to £12 a week immediately following the Budget last June in order to restore its value in terms of motoring to the £10 it was worth in July 1978; what reply he has sent; and if he will make a statement.

My right hon. Friend wrote to the chairman of the Joint Committee on Mobility for the Disabled on 9 November about the rate of mobility allowance and I shall send a copy of the reply to the right hon. Gentleman.