§ Mr. Carter-Jones
asked the Secretary of State for Wales what is his estimate of the number of wheelchair users who do not venture out of doors because they are prevented by the design of their house and the access to and from it.
§ Mr. Alec Jones
No estimate can be given of the number of wheelchair users who do not venture out of doors, but few are likely to be prevented solely by the design of the house and the access to and from it.
We have urged local authorities and others to make special provision for the needs of the disabled, including wheelchair users. Welsh Office Circular 120/74 gives guidance on the subject, and a further paper on "Wheelchair Housing" will be circulated shortly.