Inclusive Communication-Added to Coronavirus Scotland No 2 Bill

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On behalf of deafscotland, Mark Griffin MSP, Convenor of the Cross Party Group on Deafness agreed to take forward an amendment to the Coronavirus (Scotland) (No.2) Bill on Inclusive Communication.

“Amendment 51 seeks to ensure that, in using its powers under the bill, the Government does so in a way that is inclusive and communicates appropriately with all people, particularly those who have a disability or communication needs. The amendment, which is sponsored by deafscotland would align the duties on Government under the bill with those in the Social Security (Scotland) Act 2018 and the recently passed Consumer Scotland Bill.”

To read the rest of what Mark had to say, go to the Scottish Parliament website