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Disability Discrimination Act 1995

Volume 490: debated on Monday 30 March 2009

To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission whether buildings occupied by the House and its staff are subject to the provisions of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995. (266439)

Section 65(1) of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 makes provision in relation to the application of the Act to the House of Commons, further qualified by section 21B. The interpretation of these sections is a matter for the courts. The House seeks to apply the principles of the DDA and much has been done around the estate to improve accessibility and facilities for people with disabilities.