Employment and Disabled People

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 9 October 2017.

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Photo of Kate Green Kate Green Labour, Stretford and Urmston 12:00, 9 October 2017

In 2015, the Minister said the Government’s aim was to halve the disability employment gap by 2020, and in 2016 the Social Market Foundation said that that meant an extra 1.2 million disabled people in employment, but now the Minister tells us that the ambition is for an extra 1 million disabled people in work within 10 years. Why are Ministers becoming less ambitious for disability employment?