Clause 91

Part of Equality Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 8:00 pm ar 23 Mehefin 2009.

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Photo of Vera Baird Vera Baird Solicitor General, Attorney General's Office 8:00, 23 Mehefin 2009

Those examples seem quite gross. We do not have provision in legislation to command regulators to think creatively. I think it is a matter of what is a reasonable adjustment. I take it that the hon. Gentleman is not concerned about the balance between what is adjusted and what is not. He is just saying that people are insufficiently imaginative, when it comes to reasonable adjustments, with some aspects of disability. The long and short of it is that the court will have to decide on judicial review whether sufficient adjustment has been made for the individual. I can only echo what he says. One hopes that this provision will not have a depressing effect on creativity and the way education is delivered to the disabled, but will strike a balance, allowing it to have a positive effect. When we come to schedule 19 we might hit the nail more firmly on the head when we talk about the equality duty.

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yvonne hadley-jones
Posted on 25 Meh 2009 1:26 pm (Report this annotation)

I agree with Vera.

The examples are really quite gross.