HC Deb 27 April 1998 vol 311 cc7-8W
Mr. Oaten

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions when the Disability Discrimination Act Rail Vehicle Accessibility Regulations will be published. [39879]

Ms Glenda Jackson

We are planning to publish shortly a consultation document which will contain draft Rail Vehicle Accessibility Regulations. The final regulations will be published later this year when they have been approved by Parliament and will apply to all new rail vehicles entering service from 1 January 1999.