HC Deb 28 October 1975 vol 898 cc424-5W
60. Mr. Scott-Hopkins

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether she will reconsider her decision to withdraw the new mobility allowance from disabled recipients on retirement.

Mr. Alfred Morris

No. In introducing mobility allowance, which will benefit up to 100,000 extra disabled people, we had to have regard to the present economic situation. Even restricting the mobility allowance to those under minimum pension age we shall be trebling the current spending of about £13 million a year on mobility help for disabled people. This is as far as we have felt able to go in current economic conditions.