HC Deb 01 March 1994 vol 238 c696W
Mr. Bradley

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many experts on cerebral palsy in the membership of the advisory panel on assessment of incapacity there are.

Mr. Scott

Five members of the assessment panel have particular expertise in, and knowledge of, the wide range of disabilities exhibited by people with cerebral palsy, and the limiting effects these disabilities may have on body and mind function. In addition, around one third of the panel's membership are experts in the spectrum of disabilities and needs associated with disordered neuromuscular function, developmental decay, mobility and locomotion problems, intellectual and sensory dysfunction which may feature in one or more combinations in people with cerebral palsy.