Covid-19: Effect on People with Learning Disabilities

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 5:36 pm on 15th December 2020.

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Photo of Chris Matheson Chris Matheson Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) 5:36 pm, 15th December 2020

I am grateful to you, Ms Ghani, and to all hon. Members for contributing to this debate. I think it was Dr Cameron who talked about the range of different examples that we have heard today, from employment opportunities, local government cuts and the importance of technology, and she is absolutely right.

I also thank the Minister for directly answering quite a few of the questions that were posed to her. In preparing for this debate, it has been made clear to me that there is a sense of frustration among people with learning disabilities, their carers and their families, who are looking for continued progress. I simply ask the Minister and her colleagues that this debate is considered not as a destination, but as a staging post on the way to genuine equality.

Question put and agreed to.

Resolved,

That this House
has considered the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on people with learning disabilities.

Sitting adjourned.