Below is the text of Mr Major’s written Parliamentary Answer on the Mobility Allowance on 30th October 1986.
Mr. Alfred Morris Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will be introducing legislation to allow recipients of the mobility allowance to retain it beyond the age of 75 years.
Mr. Major We have no present plans to do so.
Mr. Dewar Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many applications for mobility allowance were made in Scotland in 1985; of these how many were (i) granted and (ii) refused; of the claimants whose applications were refused how many subsequently appealed to the medical boards; in how many of these cases the original refusal was overturned; and in how many cases a refusal by a medical board was subsequently overturned by the Medical Appeals Tribunal.
Mr. Major I regret that this information can be obtained only at disproportionate cost.