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Wheelchair Users - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 11:43 am on 21st April 2016.

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Photo of Baroness Gardner of Parkes Baroness Gardner of Parkes Conservative 11:43 am, 21st April 2016

My Lords, is the Minister aware of problems encountered with London buses? I declare an interest in that my daughter has used a wheelchair for many years, although just recently she has made a marvellous improvement after being given an electric impulse and has been able to walk for the first time for 30 years. Bus ramps have been broken by wheelchairs that are too heavy. She has done a lot of work to ensure that wheelchair manufacturers produce wheelchairs with a marked vehicle weight that will not damage buses. Therefore, there is a need for more uniformity in higher standards.