HC Deb 08 April 1998 vol 310 c303W
Mr. Oaten

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what plans he has to ask the Audit Commission to make access to polling stations for the disabled a local authority performance indicator. [38343]

Mr. Raynsford

The Government are discussing with the Audit Commission how local authority performance indicators might be developed. We shall ensure that access for disabled persons to polling stations is included in those discussions. As required under the Local Government Act 1992, the Commission will consult widely on its proposals in the summer.