HC Deb 06 March 1981 vol 1000 cc225-6W
Mr. Alfred Morris

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what recent representations his Department has received about improving access for disabled people to the built environment; what action he is taking; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Heseltine

A number of private individuals and organisations representing the interests of disabled people have written to me stressing the importance of adequate access to buildings. I am examining the effectiveness of the access provisions of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970. Meanwhile, I commend the British Standard code of practice for access for the disabled to buildings (BS 5810: 1979) to developers and designers of buildings.