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Disabled Persons

Volume 930: debated on Wednesday 27 April 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what financial assistance is being given to the British Association for the Disabled to enable it to carry out its rehabilitation work in Scotland.

I assume that the hon. Member has in mind the body recently formed by the merger between the Central Council for the Disabled and the British Council for Rehabilitation for the Disabled. I have no reason at present to think that it will be necessary to assist this body in Scotland, where similar activities are already undertaken by the Scottish Council on Disability with financial assistance from my Department.