HC Deb 11 March 1975 vol 888 cc93-4W
Mr. Ron Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if, in view of the

given in the table below. I regret that figures for earlier years are not available.

fact that the injury accident rate per million miles is 6.4 for invalid tricycles as compared with 1.7 in adapted cars issued by her Department, she will propose a scheme of compensation or damages for invalid tricycle drivers who suffer injury or further disablement as a result of accidents.

Mr. Alfred Morris:

No. Motor insurance is available to invalid tricycle drivers as to other road users. The Department insures against third party risks and the same insurers, who are, I understand, experienced in the assessment of accident risks in this field, offer personal injury insurance for very modest premiums.