§ 36. Mr. Edward Evans
asked the Minister of Labour how far the project to publish a booklet on devices and 1186 gadgets to help disabled persons to overcome their handicaps has progressed; and if he will ensure that the suggestion made to him that this publication should be illustrated will be given effect.
§ Mr. Wood
I cannot answer the second part of the hon. Gentleman's supplementary question. With regard to the first part, we are anxious that it shall be illustrated as the result of a suggestion the hon. Member made about a year ago. Although that is not necessarily what will hold us up, our artists are very busy at the moment and it may be a little time before we can get the booklet out, but we shall do so as quickly as we can.
§ Mr. McCann
Is the hon. Gentleman aware that an exhibition of these devices was recently held by the Youth Services Committee of the County Borough of Rochdale, that it created a tremendous amount of interest locally, and that it would bring a great deal of happiness to disabled persons if the devices were more widely known?