HC Deb 04 June 1997 vol 295 c175W
Mr. Burstow

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department by what means his Department makes available its publications in(a) Braille, (b) audio tape and (c) large print; and how this is publicised. [1683]

Mr. Straw

For all publications, consideration is given at an early stage to the needs of the blind and partially sighted.

My Department has produced the fire safety publication `Fire Safety in the Home' in Braille, on audio tape and in large print. These are publicised in a catalogue made available to all fire brigades in England and Wales which can order supplies for free distribution to the public. Copies have also been supplied to the Royal National Institute for the Blind for distribution on request.

Audio cassette versions of 'Your Practical Guide to Crime Prevention' and 'Domestic Violence—Don't Stand For It' have been produced. These are publicised in a catalogue sent to all Crime Prevention Officers in England and Wales, through whom copies are made freely available to the public.