§ Mr. Reynolds
asked the Minister of Health what would have been the cost to public funds of providing an invalid carriage, insurance, maintenance and petrol allowance over the last seven years in case No. H.69521; what financial assistance has been given towards the purchase and running expenses of the motor vehicle purchased by this individual; and what additional assistance he will provide.
§ Miss Pitt
If a power propelled tricycle had been issued to this patient in 1953 and it were still in use the capital and maintenance cost would have been about £370; a contribution of £50 was made in 1953 towards the conversion of the controls of a private car and he has been told that my right hon. and learned Friend would be prepared to consider giving renewed assistance for this purpose; but he has no power to make grants under Part II of the National Health Service Act towards the maintenance of private cars.