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Disabled Persons

Volume 986: debated on Friday 20 June 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services in how many cases work on the "achievements" for disabled people listed by the Minister with special responsibility for the disabled in the debate, Official Report, 12 June, c. 840–41, was begun before the present Government took office.

The improvements in help to disabled people which I listed during the Supply Debate on 12 June were the result of decisions made by this Government in their first year in office. The hon. Member will appreciate that I am not privy to the extent that the previous Administration had considered these matters and decided not to implement the changes.—[Vol. 986, c. 840–841.]