HC Deb 19 July 1979 vol 970 c826W
Mr. Robert Taylor

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services when petrol allowances for the disabled were last reviewed; and what was the price of petrol at that time.

Mr. Prentice

The allowance paid to disabled people with vehicles provided by the Department has remained at its current level of £10 a year since its introduction in January 1975. Then, as now, the price of petrol at the pumps varied considerably. It was, however, around 72.5p per gallon for premium grade, and 71p per gallon for regular grade. I refer my hon. Friend to the reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Fareham (Mr. Lloyd) on 26 June.

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