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1979-1987 : Mr Major’s Written Parliamentary Answer on Disabled People (Discrimination)

Below is the text of Mr Major's written Parliamentary Answer on Disabled People (Discrimination) on 2nd March 1987.


Mr. Wareing Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what expenditure has been incurred by his Department since November 1983 in discouraging discrimination against disabled people.

Mr. Major It is not possible to isolate expenditure for this purpose from that on other aspects of disability.

The Government's policy is to promote the integration of disabled people by increasing public awareness of their problems and abilities and by breaking down the barriers they often face. This is reflected in a whole range of activities carried out not only by Government Departments and other statutory authorities but also in the support the Government give to disability organisations in the voluntary sector.