HC Deb 15 November 1949 vol 469 c1837
15. Mr. Emrys Hughes

asked the Minister of Pensions why an ex-soldier, William Fuller, 11/M/248961, who has suffered the loss of both legs and left arm, has not been allowed a free car; and when his case is likely to be considered.

Mr. Marquand

I am making further inquiries and will write to my hon. Friend.

Mr. Hughes

While recognising the work which the Minister is doing for these ex-Service men, I should like to ask the Minister whether he will get into touch with the Minister of Supply to see that cars for these limbless ex-Service men will have priority over luxury motor cars as the appearance of photographs of £6,000 Rolls Royce cars in the newspapers is making these ex-Service men wonder whether they should not have priority?

Mr. Collins

Can my right hon. Friend say whether any disabled ex-Service man who has lost both legs and arms has been given a special car in view of the difficulty of ensuring that the handling of the controls is safe for him and for the public?

Mr. Marquand

Not without notice.

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