Direct Access are extremely disappointed at the Government’s response to the committee report on disability and the built environment. We are baffled by the fact that the Government have only chosen to incorporate 3 out of 23 recommendations made by a committee of MPs. All of these recommendations were made to improve the lives of disabled people and access to the built environment.
One of the recommendations that were refused (and very surprisingly) was the ability to use licensing laws to ensure basic accessibility to licensed premises such as restaurants or pubs. We felt that this would have been simple to incorporate and that there is no real valid reason not to undertake this.
The link to the official response is available below.