HC Deb 30 June 1964 vol 697 c1303
Mr. Maurice Macmillan

I beg to move, in page 11, line 41, to leave out "special".

This is a very small Amendment, and refers to the controls enabling a vehicle to qualify for Excise Duty exemption. It arose out of a special case which was brought to the attention of the Committee by the hon. Member for Willesden, West (Mr. Pavitt). It takes account of one class of invalid or disabled person, that is to say, a person who meets the somewhat stringent conditions of the Ministry of Health and qualifies for a vehicle or invalid tricycle and yet can drive a motor car with no further alteration than an automatic gear box. By leaving out the word "special" the automatic gear box becomes, for the purpose of the Clause, a device enabling an invalid to drive the vehicle.

I hope that the Amendment will commend itself to the House.

Amendment agreed to.