§ 13. Dr. Winstanley
asked the Minister of Health if he will arrange for persons suffering from haemophilia to receive grants to enable them to make suitable adaptations to their own cars.
§ Mr. K. Robinson
Eligible disabled persons, including those suffering from haemophilia, are entitled under existing flies to a cash grant towards the cost of converting their own car to hand control.
§ Dr. Winstanley
This very small group of people, who have not been provided for in a long time, will be most grateful to the Minister for that statement.
§ Mr. Fortescue
Will the Minister give serious consideration to the suggestion that haemophiliacs and others should be issued with adapted cars if they are themselves willing to pay the difference in co between the car and the invalid tricycle which they have already?
§ Mr. Robinson
I have answered Questions before about the eligibility of haemophiliacs for motor cars rather than for invalid tricycles but, without any commitment, I am prepared to look at the matter again.
DOCTORS PROVIDING FULL GENERAL MEDICAL SERVICES IN ENGLAND AND WALES AT 1ST OCTOBER, 1966* Age-group (years) Under 30 30 to 34 35 to 39 40 to 44 45 to 49 50 to 54 55 to 59 60 to 64 65 and over Percentage … … 3.3 10.6 15.0 17.7 14.3 13.8 10.1 8.2 7.0 *This is the latest date for which these figures are available.