Disability employment gap Contents


The following witnesses gave evidence. Transcripts can be viewed on the inquiry publications page of the Committee’s website.

Wednesday 20 January 2021

Dame Carol BlackQ1–26

Joshua Reddaway, Director, Work and Pensions, Value for Money, National Audit OfficeQ27–47

Wednesday 24 February 2021

James Taylor, Executive Director of Strategy, Impact and Social Change, Scope; Fazilet Hadi, Head of Policy, Disability Rights UK; Gemma Hope, Director of Policy, Leonard CheshireQ48–70

Professor Melanie Jones, Professor of Economics, Cardiff Business School; Dr Mark Bryan, Reader in Economics, University of Sheffield; Ben Baumberg Geiger, Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Social Policy, University of Kent; Tom Pollard, Independent Policy ExpertQ71–85

Wednesday 10 March 2021

David Stephenson, Senior Policy and Campaigns Officer, Mind; Alex Kennedy, Head of Campaigns and Public Affairs, Rethink Mental Illness; Dr Jed Boardman, Consultant Psychiatrist/Senior Lecturer in Social Psychiatry Senior Policy Advisor, Centre for Mental HealthQ86–105

Matthew Harrison, Public Affairs and Parliamentary Manager, Mencap; Jane Harris, Director of External Affairs and Social Change, National Autistic Society; Lorenzo Torre, Job Coach, Three CsQ106–131

Wednesday 24 March 2021

The Lord Shinkwin, Chair, The Centre for Social Justice Disability Commission; Angela Matthews, Head of Policy and Research, Business Disability Forum; Matthew Oakley, Director, WPI EconomicsQ132–143

Matthew Ainsworth, Assistant Director of Education, Skills & Work, Greater Manchester Combined Authority; Clare Gray, Organisational Lead for Disability Advocacy, Shaw Trust; Huw Davies, Chief Executive, British Association for Supported EmploymentQ144–157

Wednesday 28 April 2021

Rob Geaney, Head of Campaigns and Public Affairs, Royal National Institute for Deaf People; Martin Sigsworth, Senior Employment Manager, Pocklington Trust; Daniel Jennings, Senior Policy and Campaigns Officer, Epilepsy ActionQ158–179

Sarah Rawlings, Executive Director of Research, MS Society; Catherine Hale, Founder and Director, Chronic Illness Inclusion Project; Professor Karen Walker-Bone, Director, National Centre for Musculoskeletal Health and Work, Versus ArthritisQ180–201

Wednesday 19 May 2021

Justin Tomlinson MP, Minister of State (Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work), Department for Work and Pensions; Angus Gray, Director Employers, Health and Inclusive Employment, Department for Work and Pensions; John Paul Marks, Director General for Work and Health Services, Department for Work and PensionsQ202–281

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