§ Mr. Carter-Jones
asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will publish in the Official Report the methods and organisations he has used in order to publicise the second edition of his Department's publication "Door to Door", the guide to transport for disabled people; if he is satisfied that this publication is sufficiently known to disabled people and their families or friends; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Peter Bottomley
The second edition of "Door to Door", a guide to transport for disabled people, was published by the Department in February. One million copies of this free guide were printed. So far 755,000 copies have been distributed to voluntary groups, local authorities and other organisations and to individuals. Almost 800 copies on audio cassette for blind people have also been distributed.
The guide has been publicised widely through the magazines of voluntary organisations and through the national press. Posters and Freepost request cards have been circulated. Boots the Chemists are also distributing the guide.
A video film to publicise the guide and give information about transport for disabled people is available on free loan from the Department.
The guide is becoming known to disabled people and their families and friends.