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NHS: Negligence

Department of Health written question – answered on 16th February 2017.

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Photo of Lord Shinkwin Lord Shinkwin Conservative

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact that payments for wrongful birth, other than cases of failed sterilisation or vasectomy, have on people living with disabilities, and public perception regarding the value of the lives of people with disabilities.

Photo of Lord O'Shaughnessy Lord O'Shaughnessy The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health, Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip)

The Department has not made any assessment of the impact of payments for wrongful birth on people living with disabilities or on public perception of the value of the lives of people with disabilities. We are committed to ensure that everyone with a disability is supported to live their life free from discrimination, and to creating opportunities for disabled people to fulfil their potential.

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