§ Mr. Carter-Jones
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what guidance is being given to local authorities when building new comprehensive schools in respect of sports facilities and swimming pools being made available to the disabled; if guidance is given for the provision of these facilities by disabled people at night and weekends; and if she will make a statement.
§ Mr. van Straubenzee
My right hon. Friend is confident that local education authorities and others responsible for providing schools will do their best to make the sports and other facilities available to disabled users. General guidance on the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act has been given in a Departmental circular, a copy of which I have already sent to the hon. Member.