§ Mr. Heddle
asked the Secretary of State for Transport whether Raynaud's Phenomenon is considered to be a symptom which would entitle an applicant to a disabled driver's badge issued under section 21 of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970.
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
Entitlement is not related to particular illnesses. It is for local authorities to determine438W (with the benefit of medical opinions if necessary) the eligibility or otherwise of applicants, in accordance with the criteria laid down in the Disabled Persons (Badge for Motor Vehicles) Regulations 1975. In general terms anyone who suffers from a permanent and substantial disability which causes considerable difficulty in walking or who is blind may be eligible for a badge.