Oral Answers to Questions Debate

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Oral Answers to Questions

Caroline Dinenage Excerpts
Wednesday 7th February 2024

(3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Commons Chamber
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Mims Davies Portrait The Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work (Mims Davies)
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The hon. Lady joined me yesterday at the disability action plan event, where many stakeholders welcomed the changes and opportunities in disabled people’s lives. Many disabled people want to work, and we at the Department for Work and Pensions will always ensure that we listen to their wants and needs and that they will never be forced into anything that is not suitable for them.

Caroline Dinenage Portrait Dame Caroline Dinenage (Gosport) (Con)
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At 5 pm today, women’s groups and other community groups in Gosport will be staging a peaceful protest about the Lib Dem council’s decision to completely end all live CCTV monitoring. They are worried about the impact on people’s safety. Does the Minister agree with them?

Kemi Badenoch Portrait Kemi Badenoch
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It is important that people understand that CCTV and street lighting are important in helping women to feel safe on the streets. I fully understand the campaign and I am glad that my hon. Friend is supporting it. We are doing everything we can in Government to reduce violence against women and girls.