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Disability: Public Consultation

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 113259, tabled on 27 January 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she will be taking to ensure adequate consultation with disabled people and disabled peoples organisations on its National Disability Strategy following the judgment by the High Court on 25 January 2022.

Answered on

7 February 2022

The National Disability Strategy was informed by one of the biggest listening exercises with disabled people in our recent history with over 14,000 people providing information about their everyday experiences.

The government is disappointed with last week’s judgment and we are seeking permission to appeal the decision. We are considering the decision carefully before determining what, if any, further steps to take in response.