§ 19. Sir Michael Marshall
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what representations he has received about the steps he is taking to reduce discrimination against disabled people. 
§ Mr. Burt
The comprehensive measures in the Disability Discrimination Bill were drawn up following wide-ranging consultation. Throughout the development of the Bill's measures, my predecessor and officials have maintained continuing communication with business and employers' groups as well as with organisations of and for disabled people.
These widely welcomed measures prove the Government's commitment to end discrimination against disabled people.