HC Deb 15 December 1971 vol 828 c99W
55. Mr. Woodhouse

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will list the local authorities which have implemented Section 15 of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act by the co-option of disabled persons to any committees whose business is relevant to their needs.

Mr. Graham Page

The provisions referred to by my hon. Friend requires authorities to have regard to the desirability of appointing persons with relevant experience to committees concerned with matters in which the chronically sick or disabled have special needs. I have no reason to doubt that all local authorities have observed this requirement, but information is not available as to which authorities have made appointments to their committees solely because of the passing of the Act.