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Disabled: Access

Volume 472: debated on Wednesday 20 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what discussions her Department has had with local authorities on access arrangements for those with temporary disabilities. (182556)

I have been asked to reply.

The Department for Transport has regular discussions with local authorities on a range of issues around access to transport for disabled people, including on taxis and access to train stations. These issues will often be equally relevant to people with temporary disabilities. We are also currently consulting on proposals to extend the Blue Badge scheme to people with temporary disabilities that severely impact on their mobility (for example, people with very severe Autism and Alzheimer's and people who are expected to recover following treatment for a stroke or multiple fracture).