§ Mr. Alfred Morris
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations his Department has received from the Spinal Injuries Association about the effects for disabled people of the proposed Cinematographic (Safety) Regulations 1985; what reply he is sending; what other representations have been received on this matter; how many responses were favourable to what his Department is proposing; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Giles Shaw
The Spinal Injuries Association has sent comments on the draft Cinemas (Safety) Regulations and proposed new guidance. These comments will be considered in the consultative process together with comments which have been received from other organisations for disabled people and from organisations representing cinema exhibitors, cinema trades associations, licensing authorities, technical specialists and consumer organisations and from individuals. In general the draft Regulations and the proposed new guidance have been favourably received, although organisations for disabled people have criticised some of the detailed proposals in the guidance.