§ Mr. Swayne
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what estimate he has made of the total annual cost of running the proposed Disability Rights Commission. 
§ Mr. Alan Howarth
Our manifesto commits us to supporting comprehensive, enforceable civil rights for disabled people. We are consulting interested parties on the best way to achieve this and we shall develop proposals in the light of our discussions. Estimated costs related to the proposals emanating from our manifesto commitment will be made available at the appropriate time.