HC Deb 21 February 1977 vol 926 cc455-6W
Mr. Patrick Jenkin

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether it is his intention to phase out the war pensioners' vehicle service in favour of the mobility allowance.

Mr. Ennals

I have no such intention. The provision of cars and allowances under the scheme will continue, for existing beneficiaries and new claimants alike. In addition, the mobility allowance pro- vides, for eligible war pensioners, the choice of a new and alternative benefit which may be of advantage to some of them. But there is no obligation on any war pensioner to make a change if he does not wish to do so. I have recently written to all existing beneficiaries assuring them that the scheme will continue.

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