§ Mr. Hannam
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security when the third report by the Office of Population Censuses and Surveys on disability in Great Britain will be published.
§ Mr. Scott
The Office of Population Censuses and Surveys (OPCS) has today published the third report on the findings of the surveys of disability in Great Britain carried out between 1985 and 1988. The report covers the prevalence of disability among children. It is the third of six reports on the surveys' findings which will be published by the OPCS over the next three months.
The report provides prevalence estimates from the OPCS surveys of disabled children under 16 in private households and communal establishments. OPCS estimates that 360,000 children in Great Britain have disabilities. Five thousand six hundred of the children live in communal establishments, the remainder in private households.
We will welcome comments on this and the further OPCS reports as they are published.