§ Mr. Burstow
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what are the terms of reference and timescale of his Department's review of the Orange Badge Scheme. 
§ Ms Glenda Jackson
There are no plans for a formal review of the Orange Badge Scheme at this time.
The Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee (DPTAC)—our statutory advisers on the transport needs of disabled people—are currently drafting a paper on the Scheme, which they are proposing to put to Ministers shortly. We shall need to consider very carefully what DPTAC have to say before deciding what, if any, review of the Scheme might be appropriate.