DPOs Disability Rights UK, Disability Wales, Inclusion Scotland and Disability Action Northern Ireland have challenged government ministers on their failure to support and protect Disabled people during the pandemic.
Through their legal team they have questioned Kemi Badenoch, Justin Tomlinson, Michael Gove and Matt Hancock amongst others.
Read the BBC News coverage here
Footage of their questions are available on X
Our Qs for Michael Gove #CovidInquiryUK. The direction from him & Johnson in Nov ‘20 that UK Gov should in 'slower time' develop a plan for Disabled people speaks for itself.
There was never a proper plan to support & protect us. Our lives just don’t seem to matter to them. pic.twitter.com/mh2j9nOFUs
— Disability Rights UK (@DisRightsUK) November 30, 2023
Disabled People’s Organisations challenge Matt Hancock on WhatsApps – and attitudes – that might never have seen the light of day without our participation in the #CovidInquiryUK pic.twitter.com/eSY0MQbfJM
— Disability Rights UK (@DisRightsUK) December 1, 2023