HC Deb 26 April 1972 vol 835 cc319-20W
Miss Quennell

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he is now able to announce the terms of reference of the inquiry into the ways of helping those immobilised by severe physical disablement; and if he will make a statement.

Sir K. Joseph

The Baroness Sharp has agreed to conduct the comprehensive inquiry which I announced on 21st February. Her report will be published. The terms of reference of the inquiry are as followsTo re-examine the limitations imposed upon persons whose mobility is reduced by severe physical disablement not occasioned by old age and the means by which those limitations can be mitigated, having regard to the needs and circumstances of the disabled people and to the help in cash or kind which the available resources permit or could permit from the various agencies with responsibilities for such persons. Lady Sharp will be pleased to receive the views of interested organisations and individuals. Mr. J. Muir has been appointed secretary to the inquiry and evidence may be sent to him at the Department of Health and Social Security, Government Buildings, Warbreck Hill Road, Blackpool, Lancs., FY2 0UZ.—[Vol. 831, c. 213–15.]