HC Deb 11 February 1926 vol 191 cc1207-8
15. Sir F. HALL

asked the Minister of Pensions whether he has now given consideration to the question of fixing auto-wheels to the invalid chairs used by permanently disabled men; and whether, in view of the resultant convenience to men who are compelled to rely solely on these chairs in order to get about the streets, if he can see his way to grant the free fixing of auto-wheels in cases which are suitable for such facilities?


I have further considered my hon. and gallant Friend's suggestion, but I regret that I am unable to adopt it.


May I ask the right hon. Gentleman whether he is not struck by the manner in which some of these poor men have to propel these chairs through busy thoroughfares, and cannot something be done to alleviate their difficulties?


I quite realise my hon. and gallant Friend's sympathy with the object he is putting forward. I have myself gone into the matter with the men.