HC Deb 05 April 1995 vol 257 c1248W
Mr. Barnes

To ask the right hon. Member for Selby, as representing the Church Commissioners, if he will outline the measures taken, facilities offered and adjustments made by the Church Commissioners to facilitate access for disabled people; what plans the Commissioners have to improve access; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Alison

The commissioners recognise the need to facilitate access for the disabled and we have made a number of improvements to our main office premises, namely No. 1 Millbank, SW1—built in 1906 and listed Grade II*. These include the provision of an invalid WC suitable for wheelchair use, ramps within the building where a change of level occurs and handrails where necessary. All internal doors can accommodate wheelchairs. The entrance to our office is staffed at all times and the needs of disabled visitors can be attended to immediately.