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Independent Living
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A second government minister responsible for promoting equality has been accused of an “unacceptable” failure to run a constituency office that is accessible to disabled people. Last month, the Conservative minister for disabled people, Mark Harper, refused to answer a string of potentially embarrassing questions about his inaccessible constituency office in Gloucestershire. Now Jo
Independent Living
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The minister for disabled people is facing fresh accusations of hypocrisy after calling on disabled people to take part in a survey on access to sports stadiums despite refusing to answer questions about his own inaccessible constituency office. Mark Harper faced ridicule last month after Disability News Service (DNS) revealed that his Conservative constituency
Activism and Campaigning
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The minister for disabled people has been accused of an “unbelievable” and “very worrying” failure to prove his claim that disability organisations “agree with the government” on its policy to shut the Independent Living Fund (ILF). Mark Harper told MPs last month that he had “talked to disability organisations… and they agree with the
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