HC Deb 19 June 1973 vol 858 cc73-4W
48. Mr. Cordie

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he will give consideration to developing a new motor vehicle for the disabled, in view of public concern about those vehicles currently provided by his Department; and if he will make a statement.

Sir K. Joseph

I expect to receive later in the year Lady Sharp's report in the light of which the further development of invalid vehicles will, along with other matters, need to be considered. In the meantime in spite of the reports in the Press there is no doubt about the safety of the existing vehicles which are currently providing thousands of severely disabled people with a degree of independent mobility they would not otherwise enjoy and which, my correspondence shows, they greatly appreciate.