Office for Students: Appointment

Part of NHS Winter Crisis – in the House of Commons at 4:31 pm on 8th January 2018.

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Photo of Maria Eagle Maria Eagle Labour, Garston and Halewood 4:31 pm, 8th January 2018

The Minister really is seeking to defend the indefensible. As a former Minister for Disabled People, I am appalled at some of Mr Young’s recently expressed views about the place of disabled people in our society. The Minister has said that many of Mr Young’s misogynistic tweets were from many years ago, but his views about disabled people are very recent indeed. How can the Minister appoint somebody who thinks so little of the contribution of disabled people to our society to such an important position? Does he not agree that it is indefensible?