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After scrapping the EnAble fund, apparently the Government are considering options for future support for disabled election candidates in connection with the national strategy. But disabled people deserve more than a consideration of options. Does the Minister agree that disabled people seeking elected office need a permanent fund to assist in removing the barriers that they face?
My Lords, I draw attention to my entry in the register of interests as a vice-president of the Local Government Association. The levelling-up fund is a UK-wide £4.8 billion fund announced at the spending review, with a view to investing in local infrastructure that has a visible impact on people and their communities. It should drive regeneration in places in need: those facing particular...
My noble friend Lady Lister said at Second Reading that “the Bill should state explicitly that the statutory guidance must take account of the VAWG strategy. Failure to do so ignores the reality of women’s experiences”.—[ Official Report, 5/1/21; col. 40.] On that day in January, we could not have predicted that the violent reality of women’s experiences would be brought into such...
Entered the House of Lords on 14 October 2019
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