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Disabled People

House of Lords written question – answered on 6th June 2011.

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Photo of Lord Morris of Manchester Lord Morris of Manchester Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to ensure wide consultation with disabled people and their organisations on the report on implementation in the United Kingdom of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Disabled People; and what other action they are considering.

Photo of Lord Freud Lord Freud The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

The Office for Disability Issues (ODI) co-ordinates the Government's progress report on implementation of the convention, from regular meetings with a group of disabled people's organisations, chaired by the UK Disabled People's Council (UKDPC), and from a virtual network of other disabled people's organisations. ODI has worked with government departments and the devolved Administrations to consider the issues that these organisations raised when preparing their contributions to the draft report, and in their future work.

On 16 May a draft report was placed on ODI's website for public comment, and informed disabled people's organisations and other stakeholders about it. Government departments and the devolved Administrations will review their contributions to the report in the light of the views expressed.

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