HC Deb 27 June 1978 vol 952 cc540-1W
Mr. Hannam

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many invalid tricycles were issued between January and July 1976 to people who qualified under the mobility allowance criteria but whose age group had not yet been phased in; how many of those tricycles have since been removed on the grounds that the recipient has since reached the age of 60 or 65 years; what would have been the extra cost of allowing them to retain their tricycles; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Alfred Morris

Abount 50, none of which has been withdrawn. I have recently announced a change of policy to enable those who received three wheelers under this arrangement to retain the use of their vehicles. In this connection, I refer the hon. Member to my reply to my hon. Friends the Members for Brigg and Scunthorpe (Mr. Ellis) and Newton (Mr. Evans) on 23rd June.—[Vol. 952, c.335–6.]