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UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 21st May 2008.

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Photo of Tony Baldry Tony Baldry Conservative, Banbury

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what reservations the Government plans to enter against the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities prior to its ratification.

Photo of Anne McGuire Anne McGuire The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

I refer the hon. Member to my written statement of 6 May 2008, O fficial R eport , column 29WS, "UN Convention on Disability Rights" which sets out the current position in respect of our progress towards ratification of the Convention, and the areas where reservations are still under consideration.

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