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Post Office Card Account: Disabled

Volume 480: debated on Thursday 16 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) whether a disability impact assessment was carried out on the tendering process for the Post Office Card Account contract; (226764)

(2) what accessibility criteria were included in the tender for the Post Office card account contract.

[holding answer 14 October 2008]: The Invitation to Tender requested that potential suppliers provide details of their facilities for disabled people and supplier responses were considered during the tender evaluation to ensure compliance with the Disability Discrimination Acts of 1995 and 2005. The successful supplier will be contractually bound to provide the services in accordance with these Acts.