Below is the text of Mr Major’s written Parliamentary Answer on Disabled Persons on 10th April 1987.
Mr. Alfred Morris Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what discussions have been held with voluntary organisations concerning the implementation of the Disabled Persons (Services, Consultation and Representation) Act 1986; and if he will make a statement.
Mr. Major On 1 April I met members of the Steering Committee set up by the major voluntary organisations representing disabled people to monitor implementation of the Disabled Persons (Services, Consultation and Representation) Act 1986. We discussed a number of issues relating to the implementation of the Act. Members of the steering committee suggested that voluntary organisations could make a valuable contribution to further consideration of these issues, and asked that they should be given an opportunity to do so. I undertook to consider what they had said, and to write to them as soon as possible suggesting a framework for involving voluntary organisation where appropriate in future work on the implementation of the Act.