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Blue Badges

Volume 451: debated on Wednesday 8 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans he has to propose new regulations on the eligibility for blue disabled badges in respect of (a) individuals aged under the age of two years and (b) people disabled for less than three years; and if he will make a statement. (100164)

Following a review of the Blue Badge Scheme, The Department for Transport has accepted recommendations made by the Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee (DPTAC), the Department’s statutory advisers on the transport needs of disabled people, that the Scheme should be extended to:

(a) children under two whose medical needs require the transport of bulky medical equipment; and

(b) those with temporary mobility impairments which severely affect their walking ability and are likely to do so for at least 12 months.

We intend to consult on draft regulations later this year.