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Cultural and Leisure Opportunities for Disabled People and their Families Oral Question, 06/11/14 [S]

During Question Time on 6 November 2014 Mark McDonald (SNP) asked the Scottish Government how it ensures that disabled people and their families are able to access cultural and leisure opportunities.

The Cabinet Secretary for Commonwealth Games, Sport, Equalities and Pensioners’ Rights, Shona Robison, replied that the Scottish Government is committed to ensuring that disabled people in Scotland are able to enjoy a wide range of leisure and cultural opportunities on the same basis as people who do not have a disability. Our obligations to improve accessibility are set out in international treaties and domestic legislation, and we have committed to a range of specific actions that are now being implemented.

The Scottish Government recognise that we need to do more to remove barriers that prevent disabled people from participating, and we are working with people who have a disability to develop a draft disability delivery plan, which will be published for consultation in the spring of next year.

For the full answer to this and any subsidiary questions see the Scottish Parliament Official Report 6 November 2014 which is available from the Scottish Parliament website.

Further Information

Scottish Parliament Official Report 6 November 2014