HC Deb 23 January 1998 vol 304 cc716-7W
Mr. Burstow

To ask the Prime Minister (1) what access and toilet facilities No. 10 Downing Street provides for people who are wheelchair users; [23776]

(2) what plans he has to make adaptions to No. 10 Downing Street to improve access facilities for wheelchair users. [23777]

The Prime Minister

[holding answer 20 January 1998]: No. 10 Downing Street 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 which gives access to all floors; a stair climber to enable wheelchairs to be taken up the main stairs; and a wheelchair lift to facilitate access to the State Rooms. A disabled toilet has also been installed.

Whilst no further work is planned, provision for the disabled is kept under review.

Forward to