§ Mr. Wareing
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what assistance his Department gives to the British Council of Organisations of Disabled People; what his plans are for any future assistance; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Major
The British Council of Organisations of Disabled People is currently in receipt of a two year grant from the Department for the years 1985–86 and 1986–87 of £9,000 and £10,000 respectively towards their central costs in establishing a development worker post. We have received an application from BCODP for a grant towards their international activities and towards a proposed meeting of the World Council of the Disabled People's International in the United Kingdom in 1987. These applications are currently being considered.