§ Mr. Dykes
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement on the latest developments in Government policy to ensure maximum mobility and access to buildings by registered disabled persons on visits to buildings and installations in both the public and private sectors.848W
§ Mr. Yeo
The Government have introduced revised Building Regulations relating to access and facilities for disabled people which come into force on 1 June this year and apply in both the public and private sectors. The requirements have been extended to cover all floors of new non-domestic buildings and most extensions to such buildings. They now, for the first time, address some of the needs of people with impaired hearing and sight.