HC Deb 27 January 1969 vol 776 cc234-5W
Mr. Prior

asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity whether she is aware that an applicant for entry to the registry for disabled persons has to pay a fee for obtaining a doctor's certificate; and if she will take steps to abolish this requirement which causes hardship to the disabled.

Mr. Fernyhough

The only applicants who may possibly be charged a fee for medical evidence of this kind are those in employment who are not seeking the help of the specialist employment services of the Department. We have no evidence of hardship being caused. If the hon. Member has a particular case in mind and will let me have particulars, I will have it investigated so as to be sure that the correct procedure has been followed.