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Blue Badge Scheme

Department for Transport written question – answered on 3rd February 2020.

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Photo of Alberto Costa Alberto Costa Conservative, South Leicestershire

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of the 2019 guidance on hidden disabilities and blue badge parking.

Photo of Nusrat Ghani Nusrat Ghani Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The Department for Transport will review the impact of the expanded criteria on the Blue Badge scheme 12 months after implementation.

In the first 3 months of the new criteria being in operation, 12,299 people in England who had applied using the non-visible condition criteria were awarded a badge.

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