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UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Volume 474: debated on Thursday 3 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) which provisions of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities the Government plans to enter reservations against when it ratifies the convention; (198734)

(2) what changes he plans to bring forward to UK legislation to enable the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities to be implemented once ratified.

Departments and the devolved Administrations have been scrutinising their legislation, policies, practices and procedures to check compatibility with the provisions of the convention. This phase of the work is now over and we are considering carefully the emerging findings. We will announce our conclusions as soon as practicable.