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Orange Badge Scheme

Volume 976: debated on Tuesday 18 December 1979

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asked the Minister of Transport what representations he has received from the British Limbless Ex-Service Men's Association regarding the orange badge scheme; and if, in view of the fact that the scheme will work to the disadvantage of many disabled ex-Service men who do not receive mobility allowance, he will modify it to meet the association's objections.

I refer the hon. Member to my reply to the right hon. Member for Manchester, Wythenshawe (Mr. Morris) on 12 December.—[Vol. 975, c. 656.]

asked the Minister of Transport if, in view of representations by the Phobics Society that the modification of the orange badge scheme will adversely affect people suffering from phobias, he will reconsider his decision regarding the orange badge scheme and people who do not qualify for mobility allowance; and if he will make a statement.

I have not received any representation from the Phobics Society about our proposed changes to the orange badge scheme, although I will consider representations from any groups before a final decision is taken on the proposed changes.