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Disability Aids: Finance

Volume 464: debated on Wednesday 17 October 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will allocate additional funding to improve wheelchair and mobility equipment available to disabled children and young people as set out in the report Aiming High for Disabled Children by his Department and the Department for Children, Schools and Families. (156953)

The Department of Health (DH) 2007 Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR) settlement of £110 billion by 2010-11 included additional resource to support improved outcomes for disabled children (as committed in the HM Treasury/Department for Education and Skills (DCSF) report “Aiming high for disabled children: better support for families”.

Improving outcomes for disabled children and their families will also be reflected in the new PSA and indicator set, with a joint DCSF/DH national disabled children’s indicator as part of the new CSR performance management framework setting out Government priorities and driving improved provision and delivery of services.