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Disabled Persons

Volume 981: debated on Friday 28 March 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services, pursuant to the Minister of State's reply to the hon. Member for St. Helens on 25 March, with regard to the disproportionate cost of estimating the costing of recent improvements for disabled people, what the cost of making this estimate would be.

The improvements to which I referred have all been welcomed by disabled people. I am satisfied that to cost them would require disproportionate staff time and expense. For example, it would be necessary to ask Motability Finance Ltd. to scrutinise individual receipts for cars issued and, from those, calculate the amount of VAT which would have been paid but for the exemption.