HC Deb 30 March 1995 vol 257 cc757-8W
Mr. Barnes

To ask the Prime Minister if he will outline the measures taken, facilities offered and adjustments made at No. 10 Downing street to facilitate access for disabled people; what plans he has to improve access, with special reference to the fitting of a permanent ramp for wheelchairs; and if he will make a statement. [16931]

The Prime Minister

No. 10 Downing street already has a number of facilities for the disabled: portable ramps are available to give access to the house; a passenger lift which can accommodate wheelchairs and gives access to all floors; and a stair climber to enable wheelchairs to be taken up the main stairs. An additional lift to enable disabled people to move more easily to the state rooms and a disabled toilet will be installed shortly.