Below is the text of Mr Major’s written Parliamentary Answer on Wheelchair Service on 11th February 1987.
Mr. Carter-Jones Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will extend the wheelchair service to include the provision of occupant controlled outdoor powered wheelchairs; and if he will make a statement.
Mr. Major We are at present considering whether the Department’s wheelchair service should include the provision of dual purpose occupant controlled powered wheelchairs. Those considerations will include occupant controlled outdoor powered wheelchairs. I hope to be able to announce a decision in due course, together with other matters relating to the wheelchair service.