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Health and Personal Social Services (Northern Ireland) Order 1972

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Provision of vehicles for persons suffering from physical defect or disabilityN.I.

30.—(1) The Ministry may provide invalid carriages for persons appearing to it to be suffering from severe physical defect or disability, and, at the request of such a person, may provide for him a vehicle other than an invalid carriage.

(2) The Ministry may, in the case of an invalid carriage or other vehicle provided by it for, or belonging to, any such person as is mentioned in paragraph (1), on such terms and subject to such conditions as it may determine—

(a)adapt the vehicle for the purpose of making it suitable for the circumstances of that person;

(b)maintain and repair the vehicle;

(c)take out insurance policies relating to the vehicle and pay the duty (if any) with which the vehicle is chargeable under[F1 the Vehicle Excise and Registration Act 1994];

(d)provide a structure for the keeping of the vehicle therein and provide all material and execute all works necessary for the erection of the structure.

(3) The Ministry may, on such terms and subject to such conditions as it may determine, make payments by way of grant towards costs incurred by any such person as is mentioned in paragraph (1) in respect of all or any of the following matters in relation to an invalid carriage or other vehicle provided by the Ministry for, or belonging to, that person—

(a)the taking of any such action as is referred to in paragraph (2);

(b)the purchase of fuel for the purposes of the vehicle, so far as the cost of the purchase is attributable to duties of excise payable in respect of the fuel;

(c)the taking of instruction in the driving of the vehicle.

(4) In this Article, “invalid carriage” means a mechanically propelled vehicle specially designed and constructed, and not merely adapted, for the use of a person suffering from some physical defect or disability and used solely by such a person.

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