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Merseyside (Disabled Persons)

Volume 978: debated on Wednesday 13 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if provisions will be made for disabled persons under the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act in the proposed Merseyside development corporation.

The Merseyside UDC will be subject to the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970, so far as its provisions are applicable to its duties and activities.

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement on the proposed Merseyside development corporation concerning issues raised by the Liverpool Association for the Disabled, details of which have been sent to them by the hon. Member for Liverpool, Scotland Exchange.

I do not intend to seek specific provisions for disabled persons in the Local Government Planning and Land (No. 2) Bill as requested by the Liverpool Association for the Disabled. However, I accept that the Merseyside UDC should design and commission buildings to good access standards, in line with the requirements of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970.