HC Deb 09 November 1979 vol 973 cc341-2W
Mr. Carter-Jones

asked the Minister of Transport whether he has considered US Department of Transport regulations issued on 2 July 1979 regarding provision for disabled elderly people, with a view to their applicability in the United Kingdom; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

I understand these United States requirements involve very large capital outlays and annual running costs. While I shall watch with interest how the American ideas work out, I believe it is possible for public transport operators and manufacturers and local authorities to help many disabled people at much less cost, and my Department has made advice available.