HC Deb 02 November 2000 vol 355 c600W
Dr. Iddon

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on access to NHS services by people with Down's syndrome. [135885]

Mr. Hutton

The National Health Service Plan makes clear our commitment to challenging discrimination in the NHS on any grounds, including disability. Anyone who has a learning disability, including everyone who has Down's syndrome, has the same rights of access to NHS services to NHS services as everyone else. This fundamental principle will be re-inforced in our learning disability strategy which is to be published as a White Paper in the early months of next year.