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S5W-10891: Dean Lockhart (Mid Scotland and Fife)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 23 August 2017

To ask the Scottish Government when it last met representatives of disabled people’s organisations and what was discussed.

Answered by: Jeane Freeman 19 September 2017

Ministers and officials meet regularly with a broad range of disabled people's organisations. I met with the Chief Executive and Deputy Chief Executive of the Scottish Commission for Learning Disabilities on 29 August to discuss the role of the Commission in the delivery of those actions in A Fairer Scotland for Disabled People which relate to people with learning disabilities. I also met with the Scottish Advisory Group on Deaf Blindness on 6 September to highlight our aim to create a social security system that is based on dignity, fairness and respect and accessible to all.

On 31 August officials met with representatives from Inclusion Scotland to discuss the Access to the Elected Office Fund and the Internship Programme for Disabled People.