HC Deb 10 May 1977 vol 931 c434W
16. Mr. Grist

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he is satisfied with the level of the petrol allowance for drivers of three-wheeled invalid vehicles.

Mr. Alfred Morris

The current petrol allowance of £10 a year was introduced in November 1974 to offset, for tricycle drivers, the effects of the additional value added tax then imposed as an energy conservation measure. As the House is aware, the additional taxation on petrol imposed by the Budget is to be removed by the Finance Bill.