HC Deb 22 October 1968 vol 770 cc251-2W
50. Dr. Winstanley

asked the Minister of Health what advice he has received from hæmatologists concerned with the treatment of hæmophilia concerning the provision of invalid vehicles; and if he will extend the categories of those eligible for a small car instead of an invalid tricycle to include persons severely affected by hæmophilia.

Mr. K. Robinson

The latest medical advice is that special care should be taken to ensure the suitability of vehicles issued to invalids who are also hæmophiliacs and I am arranging for three- wheeled vehicles of an improved type to be issued to hæmophiliacs who qualify for a vehicle, as soon as possible. Invalid tricycles are specially designed for their purpose and have advantages not possessed at present by any small car. The standard tricycle will itself be considerably improved in the course of next year.