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Public Lavatories: Disabled

Volume 486: debated on Tuesday 20 January 2009

To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what steps she is taking to increase the provision in public buildings of toilets fully accessible to those with disabilities; and if she will make a statement. (248133)

The Department for Communities and Local Government are responsible for the Building Regulations 2000. In line with the Disability Discrimination Act, Part M of the Building Regulations (section 5.5—Provision of Toilet Accommodation) states the requirement that toilet accommodation must be suitable for disabled people as well as other people who use public buildings.