HC Deb 01 November 1988 vol 139 c580W
12. Mr. Alfred Morris

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on his Department's responsibilities in relation to disabled people.

Mr. Mellor

The Department is responsible for health and personal social services for people with disabilities, both in the community and in hospital. It promotes good practice in the field and contributes funds to a large number of disability organisations. It represents United Kingdom interests in many international developments benefiting disabled people.

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