Clause 70 - Hire cars for disabled people

Part of Finance Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 2:45 pm ar 11 Mehefin 2013.

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Photo of Sajid Javid Sajid Javid The Economic Secretary to the Treasury 2:45, 11 Mehefin 2013

The hon. Lady is right to sense that I am trying to reach a conclusion, but she is also right to make that important point. When the Government looked at the change, our focus was on the people—disabled people in particular—on whom it will impact. I do not have much information to hand about the potential impact on leasing companies. She is right that some may face a change in demand, which might be detrimental to them. That is an important point, but it is not the driver of the Government’s policy. Foremost in our minds is what many hon. Members have referred to in the debate: we must ensure that benefits are focused on the people who are most affected.

If there are no more interventions, I shall now get to my conclusion. The changes will ensure that recipients of the new personal independence payment and the armed forces independence payment will continue to receive the same beneficial treatment under the capital allowances code as under the existing welfare regime.