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Disabled People

Volume 167: debated on Monday 12 February 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will list the circulars issued by his Department between 1 January 1987 and 31 January 1990 regarding the needs of, and provision for, disabled people in the fields of (a) health, (b) social services, (c) housing, (d) education and (e) transport.

The information requested is shown in the table:

a. Health and (b) Social Services
WHC(87)19Health Service Development. Review of pre-discharged; of supervision and aftercare arrangements for conditionally discharged restricted patients.
WHC(87)49Revised cost allowances for health buidings and residential accommodation for staff and small mental handicap community units.
WOC3(88)(l/88)Disabled Persons (Services, Consultation and Representation) Act 1986—Implementation of Sections 5 and 6.
WOC20/87(4/87)Disabled Persons (Services, Consultation and Representation) Act 1986—Implementation of Sections 4, 8(1), 9 and 10.
WHC(88)57Accommodation for people with mental illness.
WHC(89)9Health Building Note 40: Volume 3—Lifts and stairways
Volume 4—Designing from Disabled People
WHC(89)23Nursing in the Community—a team approach for Wales
WHC(89)40Mental Illness Services: A Strategy for Wales. Submission of 3 year Joint County Plans: 1990/91 to 1992/93.
WHC(90)1Discharge of Patients from Hospital.
c. Housing
WOC(24/87) (Paragraph 27)Changes of Use of Buildings and other Land: the Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987.
d. Education
WOC(54/89)Assessment and Statements of Special Educational Needs. Procedures within the Education, Health and Social Services.
WOC(61/89)Special Schools for Pupils with Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties.
e. Transport

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what steps he is taking to formulate and implement a disablement strategy for Wales.

The Department has recently consulted health and local authorities and voluntry and professional organisations on a draft circular giving advice on good practice in the provision of services for people with physical and or sensory disabilities. It is intended to publish the final version next month. That will be followed by further guidance when the results of current reviews of existing services and consultation have been analysed.