HC Deb 10 February 1998 vol 306 c132W
Miss McIntosh

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, pursuant to his answer to the hon. Member for Wakefield (Mr. Hinchliffe) of 1 December 1977,Official Report, column 48, on driving licences for insulin dependent diabetics, if he will establish a compensation scheme for those insulin dependent diabetics who were previously employed as drivers of vehicles in Category C1. [26191]

Ms Glenda Jackson

[pursuant to her reply, 6 February 1998, c. 833–34]: The Government sympathise with any insulin-treated diabetics who lose their jobs as drivers following the expiry of their entitlement to drive category C1 vehicles. The change in legislation has been made in the interests of road safety, and it is not normal to provide compensation for those who may be affected by such changes.

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