§ Mr. Harry Greenway
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list the number of travel passes currently issued to(a) deaf and (b) other disabled people in (i) Ealing and (ii) other London boroughs; what were the equivalent figures for 1995; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Norris
Information on permits issued for the period April 1996 to March 1998 is not yet available. For the period April 1994 to March 1996, London local authorities issued 62,365 permits to blind people and disabled people. The equivalent figure for the London borough of Ealing was 4,986. The number of permits issued to deaf persons is not recorded centrally.