Disabled rights bill blocked

Title
Disabled rights bill blocked
Genre
News report; Interview
TX Date
11 May 1994
Year of production
1994
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Duration
00:03:50
Description
A private member’s bill to improve the rights of disabled people has been effectively blocked by the minister for the disabled, Nicholas Scott and some are calling for him to resign. The excuse was the changes involved would cost millions. Includes reaction from Lord Rix, Brian Rix, chairman of mental health charity Mencap; Labour MP Barry Sherman; Chancellor Kenneth Clarke; Victoria Scott, Mr Scott’s daughter and a charity campaigner for the disabled; Stuart Etherington from RNID. Mark Phillips reports.
Contributors
Kenneth Clarke; Barry Sherman; Brian Rix; Mark Phillips; Victoria Scott; Stuart Etherington
Keywords
Human rights; Parliamentary bills; Disabled persons; Discrimination; Resignation (political); Nicholas Scott; Rights of the disabled

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