§ Mr. Alfred Morris
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what representations he has received from the Central Council for the Disabled concerning the representation of disabled people on the consultative councils and committees representing the consumers of the nationalised industries; what reply he has made; what action he is taking to increase such representation as envisaged by the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act, 1970; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Ridley
I have explained to the Central Council for the Disabled that the requirements of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act are taken fully into account in appointments to the Consumer and Consultative Councils for which my right hon. Friend is responsible, and that the membership of these bodies already includes persons with experience of work among, and knowledge of, the disabled.