HC Deb 05 July 1949 vol 466 c141W
25. Mr. Platts-Mills

asked the Minister of Pensions what steps he is taking to increase the supply of reconditioned ex-Service cars for acquisition by disabled ex-Service men; and whether he proposes to make such cars available to persons suffering from a 50 per cent. disablement.

Mr. Marquand

I understand that the scheme made by my right hon. Friend the Minister of Transport for the supply of reconditioned cars to disabled ex-Service men has been brought to an end for the reasons given in the Adjournment Debate on 23rd April, 1948. I am providing new motor cars for certain classes of the more seriously disabled war pensioners. These classes were described in answer to a Question by the hon. and gallant Member for Lonsdale on 27th July, 1948. There are not sufficient cars available to provide them for pensioners assessed as 50 per cent. disabled.