To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will make it his policy to collect annual data on the estimated number of children with disabilities in Wales by region and by nature of disability.
The Children Act 1989 requires each local authority to keep a register of disabled children in their areas. There are no plans to collect data centrally on the number of children with disabilities.
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will make a statement outlining what action will be undertaken by his Department resulting from meetings with the Wales Council for the Disabled to discuss the information award scheme.
As a result of meetings with the Wales Council for the Disabled and the Welsh Consumer Council during 1992, the published information for users, carers and the general public initiative was set up to run one year. The initiative is nearing its completion and awards will be made on 26 July.