HC Deb 01 March 1999 vol 326 c541W
Mr. Berry

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what amounts in his Department's budget for 1998–99 can be attributed to spending on disabled people; and what proportion this represents of total departmental spending. [71285]

Mr. Chris Smith

My Department takes the principle of equal opportunities very seriously. Facilities and support to ensure reasonable access to persons with disabilities is built into many of my NDPBs' main programmes. However, it is not always possible to disaggregate all spending on specific initiatives/activities for disabled people within those programmes. It is not, therefore, possible to provide a meaningful answer on the amounts spent attributable to disabled people and the proportion this represents of my Department's total budget.