Disability: Equality

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 4th December 2020.

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Photo of Lisa Cameron Lisa Cameron Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Mental Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what plans he has to include measurable policies on disability equality in his Department's next Single Departmental Plan.

Photo of Wendy Morton Wendy Morton Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

Disability inclusion is an important issue for the FCDO, and the Ministerial team remain committed to embedding it across all of our work. Last month, we published a progress paper outlining achievements against the 2018 DFID Disability Strategy and we are planning a refresh of this strategy in 2021.

Following the Spending Review outcome, FCDO Ministers are currently considering which policies and metrics will underpin our departmental plans. HMG departmental plans for delivery during the next financial year (2021-22) will be published next year following approval by the Cabinet Office, HM Treasury and No10. FCDO will report regularly to the Cabinet Office and HM Treasury on progress against the agreed metrics. The public will be able to track government (and FCDO) performance against finalised outcomes through public reporting.

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