HC Deb 08 February 2001 vol 362 c693W
Mr. Hopkins

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what assessment has been made of the performance of the Disability Rights Commission. [147915]

Ms Hodge

I have regular meetings with the chairman and chief executive of the Disability Rights Commission to review performance. The commission has got off to an excellent start. It is receiving over 1,000 calls a week on its helpline. The Government have asked it to tackle a range of policy issues and it is making good progress in raising public awareness of both the DRC itself and disability issues.