§ Mr. Tebbit
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he has fulfilled his offer, made at the last conference of the Royal National Institute for the Deaf, to meet representatives of voluntary organisations for the deaf; and if he will make a statement.
§ Sir K. Joseph
Yes: on 10th June I met representatives of the British Assocation for the Hard of Hearing, the British Deaf and Dumb Association, The National Deaf Children's Society and the Royal National Institute for the Deaf to discuss a number of current issues. I have invited the organisations to consider together and agree upon topics for future discussion at further regular meetings with me. Meanwhile discussion will be continued at official level.