Should buggies make way for wheelchairs on the bus?

Should a mum with a buggy be made to get off a bus to make room for someone in a wheelchair? This is the question we're debating as the Supreme Court rules today whether the disabled should be legally entitled to priority use of wheelchair spaces.

The case was triggered when wheelchair user Doug Paulley, from Wetherby, West Yorkshire, attempted to board a bus operated by FirstGroup which had a sign saying: ''Please give up this space if needed for a wheelchair user.''

Mr Paulley ended up left at the stop because a woman with a sleeping baby in a pushchair refused to move out of the designated area when asked by the bus driver, saying the buggy would not fold. It's the first time the Supreme Court has considered a discrimination case relating to provision of goods and services.

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