asked the Prime Minister if he is satisfied with the co-operation between the Department of Education and Science, the Department of Employment and the Department of Health and Social Security with regard to provision of adequate funds and facilities for the Open University for the special needs of the disabled.
Yes. The Department of Education and Science and the Department of Health and Social Security are represented on the Open University's Liaison Committee with the Disabled and work closely with the University on this question. There is consultation with the Department of Employment on employment matters. The Open University is giving special consideration as to how contacts with the Employment Service Agency of the Manpower Services Commission and other aspects of support for disabled students can be developed.