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Disabled Persons (Access To Buildings)

Volume 986: debated on Monday 16 June 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what further action he is considering to improve access for disabled people to the built environment ; and if he will make a statement.

This Department, in conjunction with the Department of Health and Social Security and the Welsh Office, is arranging to monitor the recommendations set out in the joint circular 59/78 "Adaptations of Housing for People who are Physically Handicapped".

The question whether the existing law on access for disabled people to public buildings might be strengthened is under consideration.