§ Dr. Roger Thomas
asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will state what funds he has made available during the year 1980–81 to provide improved access 143W for the disabled to public buildings and to essential services such as lavatories.
§ Mr. Wyn Roberts
Capital expenditure on local public buildings comes within the locally determined sector, and local authorities have discretion in determining their priorities.
The Welsh Office provides access and facilities for disabled people to public buildings and ancient monuments in its care as funds and the physical constraints of the buildings allow.
Provision of access in respect of central Government accommodation is the responsibility of my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for the Environment.