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1979-1987 : Mr Major’s Written Parliamentary Answer on Disabled Persons

Below is the text of Mr Major's written Parliamentary Answer on Disabled Persons on 7th April 1987.


Mr. Wareing Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what plans he has to implement section 7 of the Disabled Persons (Services, Consultation and Representation) Act 1986.

Mr. Alfred Morris Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will make a further statement about the Government's intentions in relation to sections 5 and 6 of the Disabled Persons (Services, Consultation and Representation) Act 1986.

Mr. Major I discussed how best to proceed towards the further implementation of the Disabled Persons (Services, Consultation and Representation) Act with representatives of the local authority associations on 24 February. It was agreed that urgent discussions at official level should proceed to determine more realistic estimates of the costs of those parts of the Act which have resource implications, including sections 5, 6 and 7. I agreed to meet the associations to review progress in May.

Mr. Thurnham Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he is considering further proposals to help the disabled; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Major The Government will continue to seek opportunities to build upon their record of improved provision for disabled people. The full results of the survey of disabled people being carried out by the Office of Population, Censuses and Surveys are expected to be published in 1988 and will provide us with evidence relevant for a review of benefit provision for sick and disabled people.

Mr. Alfred Morris Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what further representations he has received on the implementation of the Disabled Persons (Services, Consultation and Representation) Act 1986.

Mr. Major Since my reply to the hon. Member for Caernarvon (Mr. Wigley) on 1 April at column521 another 33 written representations have been received from organisations or individuals relating to implementation of the Disabled Persons (Services, Consultation and Representation) Act 1986.