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Disabled Persons

Volume 928: debated on Monday 21 March 1977

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asked the Secretary of State (I) if he is satisfied that the new arrangements whereby additions to yardstick for wheelchair and mobility housing for disabled people come out of an overall fixed budget will not adversely affect the provision of such housing; and if he will make a statement;(2) what changes are being made in the arrangements for financing housing for disabled people.

My right hon. Friend is making no changes which specifically affect the arrangements for new house building for disabled people. The introduction of housing investment programmes will enable authorities to continue to respond to our drive for more housing for disabled people in the light of a more comprehensive assessment of needs and I shall certainly look to authorities to do this.