HC Deb 23 March 1979 vol 964 c290W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he is aware that some local authorities are making a charge for the replacement of the physically disabled motorists' orange disc; whether this charge is made with his authority; and whether he will take action to stop this practice.

Mr. Horam

I have been asked to reply.

The regulations governing the scheme provide for local authorities to make a charge of up to £1 for the issue of a badge, which is valid for three years, as a contribution towards administrative costs. The amount, fixed in 1975, does not seem excessive.