HC Deb 11 March 1969 vol 779 c1163
33. Sir R. Russell

asked the Minister of Public Building and Works if he is aware that some materials used in paving, such as smooth bricks and tiles, are very slippery when wet and dangerous to walkers, especially disabled people who depend on the help of a stick; and if he will take steps to provide that the construction industry, local authorities and property owners should have such surfaces roughened.

Mr. Mellish

It is useful that the hon. Member should have drawn attention to this matter, and I hope that those concerned will take note of it. I have little direct responsibility in this field but I will ensure that appropriate reference is made in the revised version of the pamphlet on "Access to Public Buildings for the Disabled" which the Department will be producing in consultation with other organisations.