HC Deb 27 January 1969 vol 776 cc924-5
17. Mr. Hunt

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services, whether, in view of the inadequacy of existing servicing facilities in the Bromley and South-East London areas, he will now grant official recognition to Messrs. Beaven Brothers of New Cross as approved repairers for invalid vehicles.

Mr. Snow

My Department has received no complaints about the servicing of invalid vehicles in these areas, but the approved repairer facilities there are being reviewed and Messrs. Beaven Brothers' application will be taken fully into account.

Mr. Hunt

While I am grateful for that glimmer of hope, may I ask the Minister please to bear in mind that although he may not have received any complaints, I have received many expressions of dissatisfaction in my constituency from disabled drivers within Bromley and district about the existing servicing facilities? They are also full of praise for Beaven Brothers, who at the moment are able to carry out only minor and emergency repairs. They would like to see full recognition for this garage, which I believe will be well justified.

Mr. Snow

I understand that the hon. Member has a constituency interest to advance. If he will let me have details of specific cases of dissatisfaction with present arrangements, I will look into the matter.