HC Deb 21 May 1979 vol 967 c55W
Mr. Michael Brown

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will make a statement on a special vehicle scheme for those who are disabled but are medically fit to drive.

Mr. Patrick Jenkin

The mobility allowance provides severely disabled people—whether or not they can drive—with cash which they can use to improve their mobility in the way they think best. As regards disabled drivers, I am expecting to receive a report soon from the Motor Industry Research Association which should show how far the needs of those who cannot manage normal production cars can be met by suitable adaptations to those cars.

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