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Disabled: Children

Volume 462: debated on Wednesday 4 July 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of (a) Cornwall’s and (b) England’s (i) total, (ii) adult and (iii) child population was registered disabled on the latest date for which figures are available. (146646)

[holding answer 29 June 2007]: Each local authority is required by law to maintain a register of disabled people living within its area for the purposes of planning and providing social services. However, registration is entirely voluntary, therefore the information held does not accurately represent the prevalence of disability. This information is not held centrally.