§ 25. Mr. Flannery
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what representations he has received on the International Year of Disabled People.
§ 54. Mr. Chapman
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will make a statement on progress in his Department in co-operating in the International Year for Disabled People.
§ Mr. Rossi
I refer the hon. Member and my hon. Friend to my reply to the right hon. Gentleman the Members for Manchester, Wythenshawe (Mr. Morris) and for Stoke-on-Trent, South (Mr. Ashley)—[Vol. 997, c. 53]—on 19 January. Arrangements are progressing with regard to the special activities which I mentioned.
§ Mr. Foster
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how his Department's plans to mark the International Year of Disabled People will assist disabled persons living in areas of the United Kingdom such as County Durham.
§ Mr. Rossi
The aims of the International Year of Disabled People are to change attitudes towards disabled people; to increase awareness of their needs, abilities and aspirations; to promote their integration and participation in community life and to further the prevention of disability. I understand that a very wide range of events designed to reflect these objectives has been organised in County Durham and I hope that the hon. Member will help publicise them and actively participate in them.
§ 57. Mr. Ennals
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he is satisfied with the support the Government are giving to the International Year of Disabled People.