§ Mr. Kirkwood
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to his answer of 13 February 2002 to the hon. Member for Twickenham (Dr. Cable),Official Report, column 506W, on the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, if he will make available in the Library the 537W research which indicates an increase in awareness levels and changes to the policies and practices of employers and service providers. 
§ Maria Eagle
Through research, the Government are monitoring awareness of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 among a range of groups, including the general public, employers and service providers. We are also seeking to monitor the Act's impact on the policies and practices of employers and service providers. A number of DWP research reports exploring these issues are due to be published in the next few months. All these reports will be available in the House of Commons Library on publication.
§ Mr. Win Griffiths
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make a statement on the outcome of Government consultation on extending the scope of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 to cover the police service, with specific reference to the recruitment and retention to the police of people with diabetes. 
§ Maria Eagle
Last year we issued a proposal for consultation on covering police officers within the employment provisions of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA). This year we have proposed a number of other changes to the DDA in a current consultation document called "Towards Equality and Diversity". Some of these changes would have a bearing on the way in which disabled police officers and recruits, including any disabled by diabetes, are protected against discrimination.