§ Mr. Gareth Wardell
asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he intends to issue guidelines to all transport operators and local authorities on levels of access to vehicles and facilities which they ought to be expected to provide for disabled people.
§ Mr. David Mitchell
The Disabled Persons' Transport Advisory Committee (established under the Transport Act 1985) is working closely with the Department in drawing up guidelines for transport operators on various aspects of provision for elderly and disabled people. These include vehicle design and adaptation, staff training and the size and nature of the potential passenger market amongst disabled people.