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Invalid Trikes

Volume 14: debated on Tuesday 8 December 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will increase the running allowance for persons who are allocated invalid trikes; and if he will make a statement.

Invalid three-wheelers provided by the Department are regularly serviced, comprehensively insured, repaired and replaced at no cost to the user. They are exempt from vehicle excise duty. To help with the cost of fuel, an annual allowance is paid to the user. While I do have very much in mind the special problems of disabled people and therefore would like to increase this allowance, I can offer no immediate promise of further help.