HC Deb 30 May 1962 vol 660 c127W
49. Mr. Chapman

asked the Minister of Transport whether, in view of the hardship in the kind of case of which details have been sent to him, he will amend the regulations under the Road Traffic Acts to allow an invalid to carry a child passenger in cases where he is satisfied that the vehicle is large enough for no distraction of the driver to occur and that the driver can satisfy any tests he considers necessary.

Mr. Hay

There is no restriction on the carriage of passengers in vehicles driven by invalids which comply with the law as to motor cars or motor cycles. Vehicles which are defined as invalid carriages under the Road Traffic Act, 1960, are unsuitable for passengers, and my right hon. Friend has no discretion under the Act to allow passengers to be carried in them.