HC Deb 10 January 1978 vol 941 cc686-7W
21. Mr. Patrick McNair-Wilson

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what recent representations he has received about mobility for the disabled.

23. Mr. Grist

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he has recently met representatives of disabled drivers.

Mr. Ennals

There has been a favourable response to my statement to the House on 6th December—[Vol. 940, c. 1124–391]—about the doubling of the rate of mobility allowance in less than a year and the setting up of a new voluntary organisation, Motability, which will seek to assist disabled people who would like to have the personal use of a vehicle. These developments have been warmly welcomed by the representatives of disabled people's organisations, including drivers' representatives, whom my hon. Friend the Minister with responsibility for the disabled met on 6th December to acquaint them with the details.