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Disabled Persons (Concessionary Travel)

Volume 979: debated on Thursday 28 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment if, in view of the increased costs of motoring and public transport which are causing severe mobility problems for many disabled people, he has any plans to extend to other areas the free transport scheme operated by Coventry social services department and financed by the Manpower Services Commission.

tional groups who were prepared to move to fill long standing vacancies in certain sectors of manufacturing industry. The premium was paid in addition to the normal assistance under the employment transfer scheme.

The number assisted under the experiment was less than had been anticipated. However, the Commission decided that it should be extended for six months so that in this period consideration could be given to whether there should continue to be special arrangements to promote the geographical mobility of people taking up particular kinds of vacancies, and if so what these should be.