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Equality: Disabled People

Volume 703: debated on Thursday 17 July 2008

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether, in view of the petition of the European Disability Forum calling for a specific European Union directive on disability, which gathered 1.3 million signatures, and the requirements of the United Nations Convention on Disability Rights, they will propose maximum protection against discrimination on the ground of disability in the proposed European Union directive on equal treatment, produced by the European Commission on 2 July. [HL4753]

The Government welcome the opportunity to consider the Commission’s proposal for a new anti-discrimination directive and will work constructively with our European and domestic partners to ensure that any directive adopted is effective in tackling discrimination across the EU.