Below is the text of Mr Major’s written Parliamentary Answer on the Mobility Allowance on 29th January 1987.
Mr. Wareing Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what representations he has received proposing the payment of mobility allowance to deaf-blind people; what his response has been; and if he will make a statement.
Mr. Major Some deaf-blind people already receive mobility allowance. We have, however, had recent representations in support of proposals by the Disability Alliance to widen the eligibility criteria for mobility allowance, specifically to assist deaf-blind people among others. These proposals are still under consideration whilst the detailed implications are being clarified in discussion with representatives of the Disability Alliance.