Employment: Disability

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 9th October 2017.

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Photo of Marsha de Cordova Marsha de Cordova Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions) (Disabled People)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on incorporating disability employment policy in the wider industrial strategy.

Photo of Claire Perry Claire Perry The Minister of State, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Minister of State (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Energy and Clean Growth)

Ministers and officials in the Department have regular discussions with the Department for Work and Pensions about a range of issues including disability employment, industrial strategy and the Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices.

Areas of collaboration between our Departments include those outlined in the publications “Fuller Working Lives: a partnership approach” and “Work, Health and Disability: Improving Lives”. Our Industrial Strategy’s core objective will be to boost earning power for everyone; an inclusive economic policy is vital in achieving this.

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