§ Mr. Jim Cunningham
To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make it her policy that disabled facilities grants be made available in respect of disabled people under the age of 18 years.
§ Mr. Sackville
Disabled facilities grants are already available to disabled people under 18 years of age, under the Children Act 1989. These grants are one of a series of house renovation grants arising from the Local Government and Housing Act 1989, which was amended by the Children Act (Consequential Amendment of Enactments) Order 1991, so that children with disabilities are also eligible.