HC Deb 04 March 1982 vol 19 cc194-5W
Q50. Mr. Alfred Morris

asked the Prime Minister if she is satisfied that Her Majesty's Government are fulfilling the requirement of the Council of Ministers' resolution on the social integration of handicapped people to ensure that handicapped people do not shoulder an unfair burden of the effects, on both employment and resources, of economic difficulty; and if she will make a statement.

The Prime Minister

Yes. We are continuing actively to support programmes which aim to reduce the effects of disability on employment opportunities and which promote the vocational and social integration of disabled people. We have consistently sought to protect services and benefits for severely disabled people wherever possible. We have asked local authorities to do likewise and the evidence is that most of them are doing so.

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