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Sportsgrounds: Disability

Question for Department for Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 63862, tabled on 9 February 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will meet Muscular Dystrophy UK's Trailblazers to discuss accessibility at sports venues.

Answered on

20 February 2017

I would be very happy to meet representatives from Muscular Dystrophy UK's Trailblazers to discuss accessibility at sports venues.

Our Sports Strategy sends a clear message to all sports that sports stadia should provide an inclusive environment that welcomes all spectators. While the spotlight on accessibility is rightly on football, we want all sports to ensure they fulfil their legal obligations towards disabled fans. We will be looking to other sports to follow football’s example, to ensure disabled spectators receive the legal requirements to which they are entitled.

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is the regulatory body responsible for enforcing the Equality Act 2010 The EHRC has powers to ensure service providers, including sports stadia, fulfil their legal obligations under the Act.

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