HC Deb 05 February 1976 vol 904 c729W
Mr. Madden

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the average delay in carrying out repairs by her Department's authorised repair service for electrically-driven indoor wheelchairs.

Mr. Alfred Morris

As both the extent of repairs needed and the volume of work on hand at individual approved repairers are so variable, it is not possible to give a meaningful reply. In most instances, a reserve vehicle will be offered for use while the repairs are being carried out.

I expect the question of unacceptable delays in carrying out repairs will be one of the subjects to be considered by a new liaison group which has recently been set up to look into possible improvements in the running of the invalid vehicle repair service.