HC Deb 16 November 1976 vol 919 c485W
Mr. Madden

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will endeavour to ensure that cars allocated to disabled people, including British ex-Service men, are manufactured in Great Britain; and if he will issue a direction to all appropriate officers.

Mr. Alfred Morris

The Government's policy is to issue cars of British manufacture to the maximum possible extent consistent with the need to meet the medical needs of disabled people and to exercise reasonable economy. There are some disabled drivers, however, for whom no British car is suitable. My hon. Friend may like to know that considerably more than 90 per cent. of the Department's fleet of cars are of British manufacture.