A Debenhams' spokesperson said: "We have confirmed in a statement to the Disability Rights Commission Debenhams' continuing commitment to providing disabled access to products situated on all floors in its stores throughout the country.
A spokeswoman for the Disability Rights Commission said: "Eighty-one per cent is an alarmingly high figure and what is worse is that because of the way the legislation is framed it is the responsibility of an individual disabled person to bring court action against an organisation whose site is inaccessible.
Diabetes UK and the Disability Rights Commission say that people with insulin-dependent diabetes are often adept at managing their condition and should be subject to individual risk assessment instead of being hit by a blanket ban.
Research undertaken by the Disability Rights Commission also reveals that the general public in Wales places a greater value on teaching disabled pupils in an integrated setting than their counterparts elsewhere in the UK.
Sir, - The Disability Rights Commission would like to speak with parents of disabled children, disabled pupils and students about their experiences, good or bad, of mainstream education and who have opinions about disabled children and students beingeducated in ordinary schools and colleges.
The Disability Rights Commission yesterday launched its Open 4 All campaign at Grey's Monument, Newcastle, to remind bosses that they had just one year to give their pub, restaurant, bank or library a shake-up to improve access for disabled people.