HC Deb 23 March 1976 vol 908 c98W
45. Mr. Rifkind

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether she will consider ensuring the entitlement to a mobility allowance for those suffering from severe agoraphobia and who are dependent on their own transport to enable them to live a normal life.

Mr. Alfred Morris

The basis of the mobility allowance scheme, as of the vehicle service which in effect it now supersedes, is that entitlement depends on inability or virtual inability to walk because of physical disablement. We have no present plans for changing the medical criterion of the scheme.