majority of recommendations made during pre-legislative scrutiny of the draft
Disability Discrimination Bill will be accepted, Andrew Smith announced today.
Bill was published in draft by the Government following last year’s Queen
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
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.