§ Mr. George
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether the proposed disabled mobility allowance will be taxable.
§ Mr. Wigley
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services when the new mobility allowance will be payable and 204W what is the ensuing timetable for its extension to cover non-drivers of working age.
§ Mr. Alfred Morris
We hope to start payment to the first eligible group in January 1976 and to complete the phasing-in of all eligible adults of working age, and of eligible children aged between 5 and 15, by March 1979. Phasing will be by broad age bands of 15 to 50, 5 to 14 and finally 51 to pension age, but smaller age groups within these broad bands will be progressively introduced.