§ 23. Mr. Stern
asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he is satisfied with the facilities available for the transport of the physically disabled in the light of the Transport Act 1985; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Peter Bottomley
The Act requires local authorities to take into account the transport needs of people who are elderly or disabled, and provides grant-making powers. The Department will continue to supply technical and policy guidance for operators, working closely with the new Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee.