Disability employment in prime minister's questions
6 July 2017
During today's Prime Minister's questions, we were glad to see MP Peter Bone highlight the disability employment gap.
‘[Leonard Cheshire] estimated the disability employment gap is 31.3%. What is the government doing to close that?’
MP Guy Opperman,The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, responded by saying:
‘On the 7 September this year we will have the 100th anniversary of the birth of Leonard Cheshire, the VC winning founder of this great disability charity.
‘So I support this question and this great organisation.
‘The government remains strongly committed to help disabled people and healthcare conditions getting back into work.
‘Over the last three years 500,000 people have done so and there is a green paper setting out our full details on this matter.’