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DPTAC welcomes accessibility powers to cover public transport modes


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Department of Transport

DPTAC welcomes accessibility powers to cover public transport modes
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date
30 March 1995
source Department of Transport
type Press release

note 102


The Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee (DPTAC) welcomes
the statement made by William Hague, Minister for Disabled People, in
the House of Commons during report stage of the Disability
Discrimination Bill.

The Committee's Chairman, Robert Taylor, commented:

"My Committee had been very concerned about the exclusion of public
transport vehicles from the scope of the Disability Discrimination
Bill. I raised this with the Secretary of State for Transport and we
are therefore delighted that the Government has understood the need
to introduce appropriate provisions.

"Enormous progress has already been made in improving access to
public transport for disabled people but legislation in this area
will ensure that we continue to make steady progress towards a fully
accessible public transport system.

"As advisers to the Department of Transport we have an important part
to play in this and we look forward to working with the Department on
the detail of the access provisions."

Mr Hague announced that the Government's provisions will amend
existing legislation or where necessary, introduce new powers
covering all public transport modes including buses, trains, coaches,
trams, taxis and underground systems. The provisions will apply to
all parts of the United Kingdom and the legislation will be drafted
in full consultation with interested parties.

NOTES TO EDITORS

1. The Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee (DPTAC) was set
up under the Transport Act 1985 to advise the Secretary of State for
Transport on transport issues as they affect people with
disabilities.

2. Further enquiries about this notice should be addressed to:

The Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee
Secretariat
Room S10/20
Department of Transport
2 Marsham Street
London SW1P 3EB


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