Blue Badge Scheme

Department for Transport written question – answered at on 13 March 2020.

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Photo of Andrew Rosindell Andrew Rosindell Co Chair, British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure that Blue Badges are made available to people with limited mobility who do not use wheelchairs.

Photo of Chris Heaton-Harris Chris Heaton-Harris Minister of State (Department for Transport)

Eligibility for the Blue Badge scheme is not condition-based so people with a disability or a condition which severely limits their physical mobility but who don’t use a wheelchair could be issued a badge if they meet the relevant eligibility criteria.

The Department has published clear and concise non-statutory guidance to local authorities in England on how to administer the scheme, and similar guidance is provided by the Devolved Administrations to their issuing authorities.

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