asked Her Majesty's Government:
Since what date they have been asked to provide comments and corrections to officers of the Disability Alliance on drafts of the Disability Rights handbook prior to its publication; and why they are discontinuing the help traditionally given towards the costs of funding the handbook. [HL5327]
The Department for Work and Pensions, and its predecessors, have been providing comments on, and corrections to, the Disability Alliance handbook for at least 10 years. Staff and organisational changes over the years mean that more detailed information is not available.
The department has never funded the handbook.