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S5W-15804: Jackie Baillie (Dumbarton)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 4 April 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what targets it has set in in consultation with disability persons’ organisations and public sector bodies regarding increasing the percentage of disabled people in the workplace.

Answered by: Jamie Hepburn 23 April 2018

As part of our commitments in the Disability Action Plan we will consult with Disabled People’s Organisations and public sector bodies around setting targets or other measures to increase the disability employment rates in the public sector.

Seeking to reduce the disability employment gap by at least half, as also committed in the Disability Action Plan, will be an All Government, All Scotland approach, using all levers at our disposal. We will set out next steps for taking this forward at our national congress on disability, employment and the workplace on 30 April 2018.