HC Deb 08 March 1954 vol 524 cc121-2W
61. Mr. P. Williams

asked the Minister of Health on what basis motor-propelled vehicles are allocated to limbless or disabled ex-Service men.

Miss Hornsby-Smith

Disabled people eligible for a motor tricycle are those in one of the following categories

  1. (a) double leg amputation (one above the knee);
  2. (b) paraplegia;

interests in the six districts are as follows:

(c) other disablement causing total or almost total lass of use of both legs; (d) serious disablement making a machine necessary in order to obtain or retain employment.

Ex-members of the Armed Forces and Mercantile Marine may be supplied with a motor car in lieu of a motor tricycle if they are in one of the categories (a), (b)or (c) above, provided that pension at the maximum rate is being paid for such disablement.

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