HC Deb 11 March 1981 vol 1000 cc331-2W
Mr. Carter-Jones

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many copies of"Help for Handicapped People" have been printed; if he will arrange for a copy to be delivered to each handicapped person in the United Kingdom; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Rossi

"Help for Handicapped People" is issued jointly by DHSS and the Welsh Office. The total number of copies printed so far is 300,000 and arrangements are in hand for the printing of a further 500,000.

The booklet has received a wide distribution in England and Wales. It would not be practicable to deliver it to every handicapped person, but copies have been made available through DHSS local offices, regional offices and national insurance offices, area health authorities, community health councils, family practitioner committees, social services departments and citizens advice bureaux. It has been well publicised and I am satisfied that the arrangements which have been made ensure that it is readily available to the public.