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20/10/2017

Government ‘ignored’ recommendations on disability and the built environment

The Chair of the Women and Equalities Committee, Maria Miller MP, has written to Transport Minister Paul Maynard expressing concerns about the draft Accessibility Action Plan, which is currently out for consultation.

The letter urges the Department for Transport to do more to address the recommendations in the Women and Equalities Committee’s report on disability and the built environment in order to improve travel for people with disabilities.

The Chair welcomes a number of the measures set out by the Government, but adds that the Committee is concerned that the current draft, published in August, has not addressed some of its specific findings.

Government has not addressed ‘specific findings