HC Deb 21 March 1960 vol 620 cc13-4
22. Mr. Prentice

asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance whether he will take stops to amend the Industrial Injuries Act so as to provide motor vehicles for industrially disabled persons on a similar basis to the provision made for war disability pensioners.

The Minister of Pensions and National Insurance (Mr. John Boyd-Carpenter)

No, Sir.

Mr. Prentice

Are there not just as many good arguments in favour of providing motor vehicles for industrial casualties as there are for war casualties? Can the right hon. Gentleman explain why he has no proposals on these lines?

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

On the first point, the Industrial Injuries Act is, and has been for many years, operated on fine basis of dealing in cash payments, leaving the provision of other facilities for men who are injured to my right hon. Friends. On the second point, it has been the policy of successive Governments to give some measure of preference or priority to the war disabled.

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