HC Deb 12 February 1976 vol 905 c339W
Mrs. Wise

asked the Secretary of State for Employment in the light of high unemployment in the car industry and the need for more mobility by disabled people, what is his policy on the expansion of manufacture of vehicles for disabled people.

Mr. Alfred Morris

I have been asked to reply.

The main Government help for people immobilised by disability is the £5-a-week mobility allowance. This is intended to help people to afford whatever means of mobility best meets their own needs, and I am sure some of them will use it to help them buy or run cars of their choice. The allowance is now being paid to a number of people in the 15–25 age group and the phasing-in of the age group 26–50 will start in April.