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Women and Equalities Committee
Oral evidence concluded; report in preparation.
The accessibility of our homes, buildings and public spaces is an issue not just for those of us with a permanent physical disability. With an ageing population, it is likely that more and more of us will experience reduced mobility in our lifetime. There are also other needs to consider, such as mental health. In this inquiry we explore the extent to which those needs are considered and accommodated in our built environment, and ask whether more could be done to increase the accessibility and inclusivity of both new and existing properties and spaces.
Evidence given by Gavin Barwell MP, Minister of State, and Bob Ledsome, Deputy Director, Building Regulations and Standards, Department for Communities and Local Government, and Andrew Jones MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Transport.
Women and Equalities Committee hears from housing Minister Gavin Barwell and transport Minister Andrew Jones