HC Deb 21 January 1987 vol 108 cc585-6W
Mr. Alfred Morris

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will list all the public bodies for which he is responsible on which the consideration of the appointment or co-option of a person with knowledge of disability is a statutory requirement; if he will name the persons so appointed or co-opted on each body; and if he will indicate which of those persons is a person with a disability.

Mr. Viggers

In relation to the following bodies, under section 9 of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons (Northern Ireland) Act 1978, regard should be had in the appointment of members to the desirability of including one or more persons with experience of disabled persons and of their being disabled:

  • Youth Committee for Northern Ireland
  • Distinction and Meritorious Service Awards Committee
  • Northern Ireland Health and Social Services Council
  • Central Medical Advisory Committee
  • Central Nursing Advisory Committee
  • Central Dental Advisory Committee
  • Central Pharmaceutical Advisory Committee
  • Central Personal Social Services Advisory Committee
  • Poisons Board
  • Therapeutic Paramedical Advisory Committee
  • Clinical Imaging Services Advisory Committee
  • Clinical Engineering and Medical Physics Services Advisory Committee
  • Laboratory Services Advisory Committee
  • Committee for Nature Conservation
  • Ulster Countryside Committee
  • Historic Buildings Council
  • Historic Monuments Council
  • Northern Ireland Building Regulations Advisory 586 Committee
  • Northern Ireland Water Council
  • Local Government Staff Commission
  • Committees for Employment of Disabled People

Information on the names of the persons so appointed and which of those persons may be disabled is not at present readily available and could be compiled only at disproportionate cost.