Disability Bill gets all-clear after consultation

The
majority of recommendations made during pre-legislative scrutiny of the draft
Disability Discrimination Bill will be accepted, Andrew Smith announced today.

The
Bill was published in draft by the Government following last year’s Queen
Speech.

The
Government has accepted some significant legislative changes, including:


Ensuring that people with mental illnesses are protected in the same way as
anyone else by removing the requirement that their condition be clinically
well-recognised


Ensuring that there are sufficient powers in the Disability Discrimination Act
to enable coverage of the definition of disability to be amended should this
prove necessary in the light of future evidence.

By
Quentin Reade

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