HC Deb 01 February 1982 vol 17 c69W
Mr. Alfred Morris

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what was the total extra cost to his Department of its contributions to the International Year of Disabled People.

Mr. Peter Walker

£7,600 was spent on equipment for the blind and other disabled staff and £220 on an officer's attendance at the World Games for the Deaf. Apart from this the amount spent on the disabled in 1981 extra to other Departmental costs cannot be separately distinguished. The costs of work on car parking, ramps and pathways at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew and Wakehurst Place was borne by the Property Services Agency and was carried out in the course of other improvements.