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Blue Badge Scheme

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 8344, tabled on 27 January 2020

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.

Answered on

3 February 2020

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.