HC Deb 16 December 1947 vol 445 cc325-6W
115. Mr. J. Hynd

asked the Minister of Pensions whether, in the case of disabled war pensioners whose only form of locomotion is a private car or motor-driven chair, an adequate supply of petrol is made available for the use of these vehicles.

Mr. Buchanan

The hon. Member will be pleased to know that, after consultation with the Ministry of Fuel and Power, my regional officers were instructed to furnish regional petroleum officers with the names and addresses of all war disabled pensioners who use motor-propelled tricycles, or motorcars in which the controls have been specially adapted at the ex- pense of my Department, so that applications for a supply of petrol by such pensioners could be readily identified. My right hon. Friend informs me that regional petroleum officers have instructions to give sympathetic attention to applications by disablement pensioners generally, and any information which may be required from my Department as to the extent of war disablement in such cases is promptly furnished.