HC Deb 01 July 1952 vol 503 cc16-7W
49. Mr. Hamilton

asked the Minister of Pensions the total number of wholly disabled ex-Service men in Scotland; bow many of these have been provided with cars; and how many complaints he has received in the past 12 months concerning the efficiency of these cars.

Mr. Amory

About 4,500 ex-Service men in Scotland are receiving pensions from my Department at the total disablement rate. Of these 178 have been supplied with motor cars, 74 with all-weather motor tricycles and 40 with other types of motor tricycles.

As regards the last part of the Question, I regret that I am unable to state the number of complaints because no record of this sort is maintained.

Mr. Hamilton

asked the Minister of Pensions if he will consider the possibility of supplying to wholly disabled ex-Service men cars in which a second seat is provided.

Mr. Amory

I have considered such a possibility in relation to invalid motor tricycles, to which I assume the hon. Member refers, but in present circumstances, and bearing in mind the technical and other difficulties, I can hold out no hope of supplying an invalid tricycle with two seats.