HC Deb 01 April 1957 vol 568 cc5-6
18. Mr. Gurden

asked the Minister of Health if in carrying out his special inspection of motor cars for disabled persons, he will have due regard for the extent of the disablement of each of those persons, and the importance of their duties and mileage necessarily incurred.

Mr. Vosper

Yes, Sir. These are among the factors to which I will have regard.

Mr. Gurden

I appreciate what my right hon. Friend has said and what he has done for disabled persons, but is he aware that at least one of these disabled persons has a double amputation above the knee and is doing tremendous public service, unpaid, which he cannot do without an efficient motor car?

Mr. Vosper

I am aware of the case my hon. Friend has in mind, but, of course, the principal factor to which I must have regard is the existing state of the car in question.