Skip to main content

Parliamentary debates and questions

S5O-01181: Graeme Dey (Angus South)

Scottish National Party

Date lodged: 21 June 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to provide disabled people with the necessary skills and tools to have an equal chance of competing in the labour market.

Answered by: Jeane Freeman 28 June 2017

There is no doubt that the employment gap for disabled people in Scotland is too high and I am determined to meet our commitment to halve that.

A commitment that requires concerted action across all areas of government and with public and private sector employers, unions and crucially, disabled people.

This includes improvements through our devolved employment programmes, increased programme of internships, increased flexibility in modern apprenticeship programme and work with partners to agree a public sector employment target.