HC Deb 24 February 1992 vol 204 cc414-5W
Sir John Hannam

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will list all the statutory and departmental committees which advise him and his governmental colleagues on matters concerning the needs of disabled people.

Mr. Scott

The needs of disabled people can affect almost any aspect of life in the community, and therefore any advisory body may give advice on the needs of disabled people as part of a wider brief. In this Department, for example, the social security advisory committee looks at social security legislation some of which will affect people with disabilities. Issues affecting the needs of people with disabilities may also be considered through appropriate departmental and interdepartmental machinery as needed. Ministers may also seek advice on an ad hoc basis from non-statutory bodies.

The major statutory and departmental advisory committees primarily concerned with disability issues are:

  • Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee
  • Building Regulations Advisory Committee
  • Advisory Group on Rehabilitation
  • Industrial Injuries Advisory Council
  • War Pensions Committee
  • Attendance Allowance Board
  • Disability Living Allowance Board
  • Sheltered Employment Consultative Group
  • National Advisory Council on Employment of People with Disabilities
  • The 60 Committees for the Employment of People with Disabilities


  • Building Standards Advisory Committee
  • Disability Research Committee
  • Committee on Special Educational Needs
  • Prosthetic Advisory Committee

Mr. Nicholas Brown

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many people have(a) 40 per cent. or more disability and (b) 80 per cent. or more disability and how many in each category are aged (i) 60 to 65, (ii) 65 to 70, (iii) 70 to 75 and (iv) over 75 years in Great Britain.

Mr. Scott

The information requested is not available.