Down Syndrome Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:50 am on 26th November 2021.

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Photo of Gillian Keegan Gillian Keegan Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care) 11:50 am, 26th November 2021

Yes, some of those conversations have happened but I will very much continue them. The scope of this Bill covers only England, but of course health, care, education and housing are also devolved matters. I know that there is a commitment to improve the outcome for people with Down’s syndrome in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, including through legislation, and I look forward to working with other Health Ministers on this matter. I know that they are committed to doing that as well. I look forward to aligning policy, practice and the guidance wherever possible, so that best practice for social inclusion for all people with Down’s syndrome can be realised across the whole of the UK.