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Independent Living Lord Blencathra speaking in the Lords

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
Politics Baroness Brinton head and shoulders

The government is failing to protect disabled people from discrimination, according to the conclusions of a nine-month investigation by a House of Lords committee. The Equality Act 2010 and disability committee has concluded that laws designed to address disability discrimination were “not working in practice”, while government spending cuts were having “a hugely adverse
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