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International Year Of The Disabled Person

Volume 972: debated on Tuesday 30 October 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will make a statement on the contribution by Her Majesty's Government to the International Year of the Disabled Person in 1981.

The Government have established an inter-departmental official steering group, including representatives from the local authority associations and the National Health Service, to co-ordinate its response to the year. Voluntary organisations of and for disabled people will have a vital role to play and the Government are paying a grant to the national council of social service to administer a voluntary organisations' committee to stimulate and co-ordinate the voluntary sector's activities for the year.