HC Deb 22 February 1999 vol 326 c35W
Mr. Berry

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence 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. [71272]

Mr. Doug Henderson

My Department will have a number of new statutory responsibilities as a result of the implementation of Part III of the Disability Discrimination Act next October. These include the provision of departmental publications in alternative formats, such as Braille or large print, access arrangements for people with disabilities to Service museums and at open days or other events held on MOD property, and the provision of suitable housing for Service personnel with disabled dependants.

Assessment of the impact of Part III has already been set in hand, and my Department will continue to be made aware of the requirements, to ensure that the needs of members of the public with disabilities are taken into account.

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