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Disabled Persons (Orange Badge Scheme)

Volume 981: debated on Wednesday 26 March 1980

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asked the Minister of Transport what reactions he has now had from organisations of and for disabled people to his proposals for revising the orange badge scheme of parking concessions for disabled people; what further action he will be taking; and if he will make a statement.

These organisations generally accepted that changes were necessary in order to curb abuse of the scheme and supported a number of our proposals, but most considered that the proposed eligibility criteria were too restrictive. We are now considering the views expressed by these organisations and by other bodies consulted.