Blue Badge Scheme

Department for Transport written question – answered on 13th February 2019.

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Photo of Matthew Pennycook Matthew Pennycook Shadow Minister (Exiting the European Union)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to issue guidance to local authorities on changes to the Blue Badge scheme extending eligibility to those with less visible conditions.

Photo of Jesse Norman Jesse Norman Minister of State (Department for Transport)

The Department for Transport is currently developing guidance, drawing on expertise from medical and healthcare professionals, as well as various disability organisations and local authorities, so that authorities will be able to assess applications under the expanded eligibility criteria for non-physical and hidden disabilities. The guidance will be published to coincide with a forthcoming revision of the statutory regulations, planned for the end of April.

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