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Disabled Persons (Taxi Vouchers)

Volume 975: debated on Tuesday 11 December 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will consider seeking to amend section 29(6) of the National Assistance Act 1948 to allow local authorities to issue taxi vouchers to

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services when he expects to be able to increase spending on the disabled.

The recent increases in the rates of social security benefits, including benefits for disabled people, involve a considerable increase in spending and we are committed to annual reviews of the rates. Any new benefits for the disabled, or any extensions of the scope of existing benefits, depend upon a strengthening of the economy.