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Blue Badge Scheme

Question for Department for Transport

UIN HL2507, tabled on 7 September 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the regulations governing the provision of Blue Badges allow for badges to be given to drivers caring for people with autism; and if not, whether they will consider amending the regulations to give badges to drivers caring for people with autism.

Answered on

15 September 2021

The Blue Badge Scheme provides a national arrangement of parking concessions for people with a range of disabilities and medical conditions to enable them to park closer to the places they wish to visit.

If an individual is eligible for a badge then the carer can use it when accompanying the badge holder, carers do not need a badge in their own right. The regulations governing the Scheme do not allow carers to take advantage of the parking benefits provided under the Scheme unless the badge holder is travelling with them. The Department has no plans to amend the legislation.