HL Deb 19 July 1982 vol 433 cc746-7WA
Lord Chelwood

asked Her Majesty's Government:

The reason for the delay in the publication of the consultation document prescribing the bodies that will adjudicate on questions of access to public buildings under Section 6 of the Disabled Persons Act 1981 and Section 37 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Scotland) Act 1981, and whether they will publish it.

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of the Environment (Lord Bellwin)

In a circular issued in April 1982 the Government undertook to consult on the implementation of Section 6 of the Disabled Persons Act 1981. The consultation letters for Scotland were sent out on 27th May and for England and Wales on 5th July. We consider that this was not an excessive time in which to complete the documents for a complex issue including 10 Government departments.