Stephen presses Ministers on the Disability Employment Gap

Stephen Timms questioned Work and Pensions Minister, Justin Tomlinson, about disability employment figures earlier on today in the House of Commons chamber.

Stephen pointed out that the Conservative Party has abandoned its 2015 election pledge to halve the Disability Employment Gap and asked what will happen over the next five years. In his response, the Minister conceded that the gap has only closed by 3.6%.

Speaking after the exchange Stephen said: “This answer was very disappointing. Not only has the Government abandoned its 2015 pledge, it has made very little headway on reducing the gap at all and does not have concrete plans on how to make future progress.”