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Independent Living Lord Blencathra speaking in the Lords
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A disabled Tory peer has attacked the government for failing to support new laws that would provide access for 800,000 fellow wheelchair-users to 60,000 shops, pubs and cafés across England, Scotland and Wales. Lord Blencathra – former Home Office minister David Maclean – received strong cross-party support for his Equality Act 2010 (amendment) (disabled
Benefits and Poverty The conference centre in Bournemouth with the sea and pier in the background
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The Liberal Democrats have called for disability benefit assessments to be video-recorded, after their annual conference heard fresh evidence that healthcare professionals were writing dishonest assessment reports on behalf of the government. The party’s disabled work and pensions spokesman, Stephen Lloyd, told Disability News Service (DNS) that he was in favour of introducing pilot
Human Rights Baroness Brinton, smiling, with Kate Green sitting nearby
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The Liberal Democrats have pledged that they would incorporate the UN disability convention into UK law. Although the policy – which would give disabled people in the UK a wave of new rights in law – was not part of the Liberal Democrat election manifesto, Disability News Service (DNS) has been told that it
Transport Baroness Campbell speaking in the debate
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A disabled peer has vowed to fight on after the government rejected her proposal to introduce a new law that would force bus companies to protect the interests of disabled passengers. Baroness [Jane] Campbell had suggested an amendment to the government’s bus services bill that would have forced operators to publish policies on access
Politics Baroness Brinton head and shoulders
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The speaker of the House of Commons must “take a stance” on calls for new laws that would allow candidates to stand jointly for election as job-share MPs, according to the disabled president of the Liberal Democrats. Baroness [Sal] Brinton spoke out in frustration at the lack of progress in pushing for a measure
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