Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 22 September 2023.

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Photo of Tan Dhesi Tan Dhesi Shadow Exchequer Secretary (Treasury)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities report entitled Inquiry concerning the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland carried out by the Committee under article 6 of the Optional Protocol to the Convention, published in 2016, what steps his Department have taken to respond to that reports findings.

Photo of Tom Pursglove Tom Pursglove The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

This Government is committed to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and to improving the lives of disabled people.

Our latest response to the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities was submitted in 2022, and published on GOV.UK with accessible formats in December 2022. This report and previous ones can be found here (Link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/disabled-peoples-rights-uk-2022-follow-up-report-to-uncrpd-2016-inquiry (opens in a new tab)).

UK Government representatives will provide further information on the UK’s progress, as agreed by the Committee, at a hearing at the Committee’s session in March 2024.

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