§ 51. Mr. Shepherd
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what provision he intends to make for those in receipt of mobility allowance when they pass the age of retirement; and if lie will make a statement.
§ Mr. Alfred Morris
To waive the present age rules for mobility allowance would involve a substantial increase in public expenditure. The Government are fully aware of the claim for the allowance to be paid regardless of age. Such claims have to be weighed both against other proposals put forward to the Government for improvements in benefits and services for the disabled and all other proposals for increases in public expenditure.