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Disabled Persons (Housing Adaptations)

Volume 986: debated on Monday 16 June 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what guidance he gives to local authorities regarding methods by which housing facilities can be adapted to assist the disabled and methods by which access to public buildings can be provided for the disabled.

Circular 59/78, "Adaptations of Housing for People who are Physically Handicapped", issued jointly by this Department, the Department of Health and Social Security and the Welsh Office, gives advice to local authorities about adaptations to housing for disabled people.A revised code of practice, BS 5810: 1979, on access for the disabled to buildings, was recently published by the British Standards Institution.