HC Deb 14 April 1949 vol 463 cc270-1W
Mr. Granville

asked the Minister of Pensions if, in view of the fact that some disabled ex-Service men are given a motorcar, free insurance and Road Fund cover and a grant towards upkeep, he will consider giving financial assistance towards running and maintenance to those disabled ex-Service men who possess their own motorcar.

Mr. Marquand

Seriously disabled war pensioners within the classes eligible for supply of a Ministry car who have cars of their own may receive an annual grant of £45 towards running and maintenance costs in the same way as those who are provided with Ministry cars. A number of such grants are already in payment.

I cannot make grants for this purpose to disabled persons who are not within the categories described in my statement to the House on 27th July. 1948.