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Equality Bill passes second reading as Tory motion defeated

A disability campaign body welcomed the successful second reading of the Equality Bill in the House of Commons on Monday.

A Conservative motion rejecting the Bill was defeated by 322 votes to 139 and the legislation will now be passed on for scrutiny by a parliamentary committee.

Guy Parckar, public policy manager at Leonard Cheshire Disability, said he hoped the Equality Bill would end the barriers to employment and education that many disabled people face.

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May 13, 2009

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