What recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the blue badge scheme for people with hidden disabilities.
Michael Ellis Minister of State (Department for Transport)
From 30 August 2019, the blue badge scheme will include non-visible as well as visible disabilities. This change will be assessed 12 months after implementation, using feedback form the public, stakeholders and local authorities who administer the scheme. We will be tracking how many badges are awarded under the new criteria.