Members of the Lords, including a trustee of the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign and a former non-executive director of the Mental Health and Learning Disability NHS Trust, debated the different challenges facing disabled people in the UK in 2018, in the House of Lords on Thursday 28 June.
This was a general debate. They normally take place on a Thursday in the chamber. During debates, members are able to put their experience to good use, discussing current issues and drawing the government's attention to concerns.
The debate was proposed by Baroness Thomas of Winchester (Liberal Democrat), trustee of the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign.
Members taking part included:
- Lord Borwick (Conservative), trustee of the Ewing Foundation for deaf children
- Baroness Jolly (Liberal Democrat), former non-executive director of the Mental Health and Learning Disability NHS Trust
- Baroness Masham of Ilton (Crossbench), founder and life-president of the Spinal Injury Association
- Lord McKenzie of Luton (Labour), trustee of the NOAH Enterprise for disadvantaged people in Luton
The Bishop of London (Bishops), former director of nursing and deputy chief executive of the Chelsea and Westminster Healthcare Trust, made her maiden speech.
Baroness Buscombe (Conservative), parliamentary under-secretary in the Department for Work and Pensions, responded on behalf of the government.