HC Deb 10 November 1970 vol 806 c91W
Sir H. d'Avigdor-Goldsmid

asked the Secretary of State for the Social Services whether, in view of national concern over vehicle servicing and repairs, he will impose stricter control over his Department's authorised repairers of disabled persons' vehicles and take steps to withdraw authority from individual garages or to impose sanctions against them, when as a result of bad work or incomplete repairs, disabled persons are obliged to suffer additional hardship and discomfort.

Mr. Alison

Approved repairers of invalid vehicles are already under the surveillance of the Department's technical staff and sanctions are imposed as appropriate.

Mr. Biggs-Davison

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what consideration has now been given to improvements in the vehicle service for the disabled.

Mr. Alison

I have nothing to add at present to the replies I gave to the hon. Members for Rutherglen (Mr. Gregor Mackenzie) and Ladywood (Mrs. Doris Fisher) on 2nd November and 9th November.—[Vol. 805, c.272; Vol. 806, c. 39.]

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