Below is the text of Mr Major’s written Parliamentary Answer on BCODP on 30th October 1986.
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.