Home Office: Assistance Animals

Home Office written question – answered on 18th February 2019.

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Photo of Paul Farrelly Paul Farrelly Labour, Newcastle-under-Lyme

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will take steps to ensure that his Department's service providers display stickers to welcome assistance dogs.

Photo of Victoria Atkins Victoria Atkins The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department, Minister for Women

Each contract award is based on criteria relevant to that contract. The displaying of stickers to welcome assistance dogs is not always applicable. Social Value, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion considerations are of importance and these factors are considered during the procurement process as well as throughout the lifecycle of contracts where relevant and proportionate to do so.

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