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Disabled People: Parking

Volume 713: debated on Monday 26 October 2009

Question

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To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to put the holder's photograph on disabled parking permits. [HL5651]

The Disabled Persons (Badges for Motor Vehicles) (England) Regulations 2000 require a photograph of the badge holder to be placed on the reverse side of a blue badge. This is in accordance with an EU recommendation (98/376/EC) on parking cards for disabled people.

As part of the comprehensive blue badge reform strategy that was published in October 2008, we have committed to redesigning the blue badge to make it harder to copy and to forge. We are currently carrying out research into options and plan to consult in summer 2010.