HC Deb 27 July 1979 vol 971 cc686-7W
Mr. Carter-Jones

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what work has been commissioned by his Department on assessment of disability and classification of handicap; if he will publish results of such research; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Prentice

A Department of Health and Social Security in-house project on the classification and assessment of disablement, which includes both disability and handicap, is in progress. It is expected to be completed by the end of the year, after which my right hon. Friend hopes to publish the results.