§ Mr. Ashley
asked the Prime Minister what is for 1981 and to the latest available date the total amount spent by Government Departments on measures specifically related to the International Year of Disabled People and the financial provision made for implementing the recommendations of the rehabilitation international charter for the '80s; and if she will make a statement.
§ The Prime Minister
It is not practicable to calculate the total amount provided for measures for disabled people, whether specifically related to the International Year of Disabled People or not, since many services are provided for them in common with other groups and many items, such as staff costs, cannot be separately identified. No special financial provision has been made for implementing the recommendations of Charter for the '80s. They will be taken into account in general developments affecting disabled people. As to the wide range of activities undertaken by Government Departments and Government-supported public and voluntary bodies during IYDP, I refer the right hon. Gentleman to the report "IYDP and After—the UK Response" published in July.