HC Deb 16 November 1964 vol 702 cc4-5W
40. Lord Balniel

asked the Minister of Health whether he will amend the regulations so as to enable a widowed mother, suffering from severe paraplegia, to be issued with a two-seater power-propelled tricycle so that she can be accompanied by her child, when in the opinion of her medical adviser it is vital for the normal mental development of the child.

42. Mr. Higgins

asked the Minister of Health what progress has been made in the development of two-seater tricycles for civilian disabled persons; and whether he will make a statement.

Sir B. Stross

I am advised that the provision of passenger carrying vehicles under the National Health Service would need legislation and my right hon. Friend is sure that he ought to examine this matter generally rather than in relation to particular kinds of vehicle or to the claims of particular classes or persons.