§ Mr. Redmond
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will review the regulations which apply to the issuing of orange badges with a view to enabling hospital consultants to issue a dated, temporary sticker to patients who in their medical opinion require such a facility.
§ Mr. Kenneth Carlisle
Under the existing legislation, only local authorities are empowered to issue badges. The possibility of issuing temporary badges was considered during the recent review of the scheme. It was rejected in the light of representations received and difficulties that would have arisen in the successful operation of the scheme.