§ 46. Mr. Evelyn King
asked the Minister of Health how many disabled persons are provided with a single-seater motor tricycle; what is the total cost to public funds; how many disabled persons have voluntarily given up their right to the tricycle; and what financial benefits they have received in lieu and at what cost.
§ Mr. Loughlin
About 16,000 tricycles are on issue; the annual cost of maintenance is about £875,000; the cost of provision and replacement in 1965–66 was £750,000; over the last five years, about 2,500 persons entitled to tricycles have received instead a grant for the conversion of the controls of a private car; the average annual cost of such grants over this period was £33,000.