Date lodged: 22 June 2016
To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to help disabled people play an active part in their communities.
Answered by: Jeane Freeman 29 June 2016
Over this parliamentary term, we will take forward a wide-ranging set of actions that will reduce the inequality experienced by disabled people and help dismantle the barriers which can prevent disabled people from making their full contribution to daily and public life in Scotland. In addition, through the Access to Elected Office Fund (Scotland), we have committed to supporting disabled people wishing to take an active role in politics by helping to meet the additional costs of disabled people standing for selection and election in the 2017 local government election.