HC Deb 16 February 1999 vol 325 cc724-5W
Mr. Berry

To ask the Minister of State, Lord Chancellor's Department what assessment he has made of the impact on his Department's policies of the goods and services provisions of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 to be implemented in October 1999. [71265]

Mr. Hoon

Consideration has been given to the impact of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 and the changes that would be necessary to its practices, policies and procedures. Plans are in place to meet the requirements under the Act both in October 1999 and those parts of the Act due to come into force in 2004. Access to information and the training and awareness of staff have been identified as the key areas where changes will need to be made before October 1999.