§ Lord Renton
asked Her Majesty's Government:
When they will respond to any of the suggestions contained in the First Report of the Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee set up under the Transport Act 1985, which was submitted to the Department in August.
§ The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Transport (Lord Brabazon of Tara)
My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Transport has welcomed the report and its recommendations, and has commented particularly on the close spirit of co-operation that has been established between the committee and the Department of Transport. The department is working with the committee on the implementation of the recommendations contained in the report. The recommendation to which the committee attached prime importance (concerning the most effective means of financing services to meet the needs of people with disabilities) will be the subject of a special inquiry on which the committee will be taking evidence in the coming months.