Equality for Disabled People

Part of Women and Equalities – in the House of Commons at 9:30 am on 5th September 2013.

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Photo of Russell Brown Russell Brown Shadow Minister (Defence) 9:30 am, 5th September 2013

In recent years, I have on three occasions stepped in when disabled people were on the receiving end of verbal abuse. Recent polling indicates that 17% of disabled people have had such an experience, and that 7% have been physically abused or attacked. What are the Government doing to tackle disability hate crime?