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1979-1987 : Mr Major’s Written Parliamentary Answer on the Orange Badge Scheme

Below is the text of Mr Major's written Parliamentary Answer on the Orange Badge Scheme on 14th November 1985.


Mr. Alfred Morris Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what representations Ministers in his Department have (a) received and (b) made about the decision by some local authorities not to give automatic entitlement to an orange badge to recipients of the war pensioners' mobility supplement; and what action has been taken in this regard.

Mr. Major Ministers in this Department have received a number of representations on this matter from individual war pensioners and from organisations representing them. My noble Friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State with special responsibility for war pension matters - and her noble predecessor - drew these to the attention of my right hon. Friend the Minister of State for Transport who has responsibility for the orange badge scheme.