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Disabled Children (School Access)

Volume 976: debated on Tuesday 18 December 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science, in view of the inaccessibility for many disabled children of many schools, if he will introduce legislation to make the access provisions of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act mandatory.

No. Local education authorities do their best to make new school buildings reasonably accessible to the disabled, but it would be impracticable to impose the same requirements on all existing schools.