HL Deb 17 October 2002 vol 639 c72WA
Baroness Greengross

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What plans they have now agreed for the European Year of Disabled People 2003. [HL5859]

Baroness Hollis of Heigham

We have agreed an overall plan for the year, including a theme, "Promoting Rights and Participation," funding, and a competitive bidding process for projects at local, regional and national level. We expect to announce the successful projects before the year starts.

Launch events are being planned for England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. These will be held in January 2003.