Browsing: Lord Holmes

Independent Living A group of people, including Sarah Newton, stand and sit around a large wooden table
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The minister for disabled people is calling on her own government to take “urgent action” to address concerns about the dangers of “shared space” street developments. Sarah Newton called for action in letters she wrote to both the minister for transport accessibility, Nusrat Ghani, and the housing, communities and local government secretary, James Brokenshire.
Human Rights Lord Holmes speaking to a parliamentary committee
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The equality watchdog has been operating without a disability commissioner for the last month, because of delays in recruiting a successor for Tory peer Lord [Chris] Holmes. A replacement for Lord Holmes (pictured) was supposed to be in place by mid-January, but the government has yet to announce a successor. The Equality and Human
Transport Phil Friend speaking
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The equality watchdog’s disability commissioner has told UK airlines to “show leadership” and promise to pay full compensation to disabled passengers whose mobility equipment is damaged in transit. Lord [Chris] Holmes spoke out after it emerged that airlines were still relying on a loophole provided by the Montreal Convention that allows them to offer
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