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Disabled Access

Transport, Local Government and the Regions written question – answered on 1st May 2002.

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Photo of Mr Brian Cotter Mr Brian Cotter Shadow Spokesperson (Business, Innovation and Skills), Shadow Spokesperson

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what adjustments have been made to his Department's premises following the introduction of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995; and what the cost of these adjustments was as a proportion of the Department's budget.

Photo of Alan Whitehead Alan Whitehead Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Transport, Local Government and Regions)

holding answer 29 April 2002

Records of expenditure relating to adjustments made to comply with the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA) are not, as a matter of course, held separately across the DTLR estate. In some instances DDA related adjustments have been carried out by landlords, and in others as part of on-going maintenance works.

In the DTLR headquarter buildings £217,000 (excluding VAT) has been spent on improvements following a review by specialist advisers on accessibility.

As a comprehensive record of DDA related expenditure is not available, it is not possible to express this as a percentage of DTLR's budget.

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