HC Deb 22 April 1975 vol 890 c282W
Mr. David Steel

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if she will amend the conditions governing the use of cars supplied to disabled people who are married in order to allow either spouse to drive the vehicle.

Mr. Alfred Morris

Under the National Health Service invalid vehicle scheme, vehicles are provided only for disabled people who can drive them. The provision for a spouse to drive would substantially widen the scheme. We are, however, in process of introducing a cash mobility allowance for drivers and non-drivers alike, not extending the provision of cars. If the hon. Member has any question on the application of the rules in a particular case he has in mind he might like to get in touch with my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Scotland.