HC Deb 16 October 1975 vol 897 c783W
Mr. Carter-Jones

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment (1) what action is being taken under the Safety of Sports Grounds Act, financed by the Football Grounds Improvement Trust, to provide access facilities for disabled people; and if he will make a statement;

(2) what discussions have taken place between his Department, the Football Grounds Improvement Trust and organisations representing disabled people regarding access for disabled people to football grounds; what has been the result of such discussion; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Denis Howell

The Central Council for the Disabled wrote to me in June about the possibility of using some of the funds of the Football Grounds Improvement Trust to finance the provision of facilities for disabled people. I have put the council in touch with the trustees, and I very much hope that the improvemens financed by the trust, when it is formed, will make it possible for more disabled people to watch football both in comfort and security. Decisions on the allocation of funds of the trust will, of course, be for the trustees to make.