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International Year Of Disabled People

Volume 24: debated on Wednesday 26 May 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if his Department has issued a report on the proceedings of the seminar on prevention held at Leeds castle during the International Year of Disabled People; and if he will make a statement.

The Leeds Castle declaration on the prevention of disablement, issued at the conclusion of the seminar, was presented to the United Nations General Assembly and the Executive Board of the World Health Organisation. It has been made widely available to interested bodies and copies are in the Library. A book on the proceedings of the seminar is expected to be published in the early part of 1983 by the Oxford University Press in association with the Leeds Castle Foundation.