§ Mr. Alfred Morris
asked the Minister of Transport what reactions he has now had from organisations of and for disabled people to his proposals for revising the orange badge scheme of parking concessions for disabled people; what further action he will be taking; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
These organisations generally accepted that changes were necessary in order to curb abuse of the scheme and supported a number of our proposals, but most considered that the proposed eligibility criteria were too 579W restrictive. We are now considering the views expressed by these organisations and by other bodies consulted.