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'Equality bill disappointing' says Sir Bert

Veteran disability rights campaigner Sir Bert Massey (pictured, left) has told Disability Now that the Government’s new equality bill will dilute disabled people’s rights.

He also says that the new bill, which has now begun its journey through Parliament, fails to deliver on beef­ing up existing disability discrimination legislation.

“This is not a new and enhanced Disability Discrimination Act (DDA),” he said. “It is mainly a consolidation bill used to incorporate different acts of Parliament into a single bill, with the objective of making it easier to understand and follow.

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June 1, 2009

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