UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 8th March 2017.

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Photo of The Marquess of Lothian The Marquess of Lothian Conservative

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made in implementing the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Photo of Lord Henley Lord Henley Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip), The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

This Government is committed to ensuring that disabled people in the UK are supported to fulfil their potential. The Office for Disability Issues are currently preparing for the UK’s upcoming periodic examination, which will consider how the UK is implementing the Convention. As part of this process, the UK Government are engaging with stakeholders about key issues and will respond to the UN Committee’s list of issues with a report in summer 2017.

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