HC Deb 30 May 1962 vol 660 cc1344-5
25. Mr. Willis

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many cars have been distributed to disabled war pensioners in Scotland as a result of the extension of the scheme in 1960.

Mr. Maclay

One hundred and sixty-six.

Mr. Willis

In view of the fact that the Government appear to have completed this particular programme on time, would the right hon. Gentleman approach his hon. and right hon. Friends to see whether this scheme could now be extended to miners and other industrial workers?

Mr. Maclay

This question was fully debated two years ago and again as recently as 29th January last. The position remains that the provision of cars as part of this preferential treatment is reserved for war pensioners, and the Government really cannot undertake to provide cars for N.H.S. patients.