HC Deb 27 July 1998 vol 317 cc17-8W
Mr. Oaten

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what plans he has to extend the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 to cover(i) domestic and (ii) international air travel. [52461]

Ms Glenda Jackson

Our priority is to implement the provisions of Part V of the Act dealing with access to trains and trams, buses and coaches and to licensed taxis. These modes are fundamentally important to day to day mobility for many disabled people.

We will be considering whether it is appropriate to apply any of the requirements of the Act to air travel and other modes of transport not currently included.