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Departmental Disabled Staff

Volume 485: debated on Monday 15 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what conclusions his Department has reached in fulfilment of its duty under section 3.111 of the statutory code of practice of the disability equality duty. (240974)

The conclusions reached by DWP in fulfilment of the duty can be found in the ‘Department for Work and Pensions Race, Disability and Gender Equality Schemes 2008-2011’ which includes an update on the actions that were published in its disability equality scheme in December 2006 and its annual progress report in November 2007. To align with its annual planning and reporting cycles the Department published its revised schemes and progress reports on 29 May 2008, on both its internal and external websites, and we will continue to publish to this timetable in the future.

In addition, the Department published its report on progress towards disability equality made by public authorities in policy sectors led by the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on 1 December 2008. The actions identified in that report will be incorporated into the next progress reports scheduled for May 2009.