HC Deb 27 March 1986 vol 94 cc574-5W
Mr. Wareing

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will reconsider the tests which are applied in cases of claims for mobility allowance in the light of recent decisions taken by the Tribunal of Commissioners and the House of Lords.

Mr. Newton

The decisions to which the hon. Member refers simply clarify existing legislation and earlier decisions by Social Security Commissioners. Any changes to the qualifying criteria for the allowance have to be considered in the light of the resources available and priorities for other social security spending.