§ Mr. Alfred Morris
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he is satisfied that the new facilities for disabled people at Kew Gardens are accessible for disabled people in wheelchairs; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Anthony Stodart
The Department of the Environment has carried out a number of improvements with the aim of helping disabled persons visiting the Royal Botanic Gardens. In particular, toilets designed to the appropriate British Standard have been provided for men and will shortly be available for women. The entrances comply with the standards laid down by the Greater London Council, and they should be adequate for normal wheelchairs, including those available on hire in the gardens. I am writing to the hon. Members about the particular case which gave rise to his inquiry.