Secretary of state reports on disibility equality: overview

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Great Britain. Office for Disability Issues
Office for Disability Issues
Date of publication
1 December 2008
Disabled people, Legislation, Social Policy
Social welfare
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The Disability discrimination act 2005 introduced a statutory duty on public authorities to promote equality of opportunity for disabled people, referred to as the Disability equality duty. Part of the Duty is that specific Secretaries of state (and Scottish and Welsh ministers) are required to publish a report on progress towards disability equality within their policy sector, and proposals for co-ordination of future work by relevant public authorities. The eleven Secretaries of state currently subject to the specific duty to publish a report are: Business, enterprise and regulatory; Reform; Children, schools and families; Communities and local government; Culture, media and sport; Environment, food and rural affairs; Health; Home office; Innovation, universities and skills; Justice; Transport; and Work and pensions. All eleven reports were published on December 1st 2008 and are summarised in this document.

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