Supporting People with Disabilities and Health Conditions

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 2nd July 2018.

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Photo of Sarah Newton Sarah Newton The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions 12:00 am, 2nd July 2018

I can assure the hon. Lady that that is simply not the case. We have very strong protections for people with disabilities in our country, not the least of which is the Equality Act 2010. I make sure that impact assessments are done on all policies that are undertaken. I honestly ask all Opposition Members not to use this language of “a hostile environment”, as it is simply not the case and as the very people who need all of our support are put off seeking it and coming forward. I ask Opposition Members to stop saying things they know are not true.