Follow-up to the recommendations of the Select Committee on the Equality Act 2010 and Disability
The Liaison Committee is holding a one-off evidence session on the recommendations of the former Select Committee on the Equality Act 2010 and Disability. In the review of investigative and scrutiny committees, the Liaison Committee recommended that the Committee may hold a small number of evidence sessions to follow-up a special inquiry committee's recommendations. This is the fourth such session.
The Liaison Committee will be joined at the one-off evidence session by former members of the Select Committee on the Equality Act 2010 and Disability Baroness Deech (former Chair), Baroness Browning, Lord Faulkner of Worcester and Baroness Thomas of Winchester.
Possible questions are:
- What progress has been made since the Committee reported in 2016?
- Some provisions in the Equality Act have been on the statute book for over 20 years. Are the failures of successive Governments to bring them into force justifiable?
- Is enough being done to ensure that transport including buses and rail is accessible for disabled people?
- Should the Government strengthen the public sector equality duty?
It is anticipated that the Liaison Committee will publish a report on the outcome of the evidence session with a Government response to the report to follow.