§ Mr. Hannam
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with the European commissioner for social affairs concerning developing policy and programmes for the social integration of disabled people; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Alan Clark
I have been asked to reply.
My right hon. Friend discussed certain aspects of the Commission's programme on the social integration of disabled people at a meeting with Mr. Richard in March. Two projects from the United Kingdom have been put forward as our contribution to the proposed Community-wide network of locally based projects for promoting the social integration of disabled people, and the results of applications for assistance from the social fund are now awaited.