HC Deb 23 July 1993 vol 229 c518W
Mr. Wigley

To ask the President of the Board of Trade if he will make it his policy to secure that any future revision of British standards include specific reference to the needs of disabled people.

Mr. McLoughlin

Any future revision of a British Standard is a matter primarily for the responsible Committee of the British Standards institution. The Institution is independent of Government.

I am advised that where appropriate the needs of disabled people are taken into account when British standards are prepared.