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Access to Elected Office for Disabled People Fund

Women and Equalities written question – answered on 13th February 2020.

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Photo of Harriet Harman Harriet Harman Labour, Camberwell and Peckham

To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of reinstating the Access to Elected Office Fund for people with disabilities.

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

While financial support for candidates in elections is also a matter for political parties the Government is considering what support it might provide to succeed the current EnAble fund. The Disability Unit is considering options in connection with the National Strategy for Disabled People, which is due to be published in 2020.

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