§ Baroness Anelay of St Johns
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What research they have carried out into the disadvantages facing disabled people who seek work in the performing arts; and what measures they are taking to enable people who have a disability to overcome such disadvantages. [HL1968]
§ The Minister of State, Department for Culture, Media and Sport (Baroness Blackstone)
The Arts Council of England last year published aHandbook of Good Practice: Employing Disabled People based on its apprenticeship scheme which provides support for host organisations and apprentices in a wide range of roles—administrative, technical, managerial, creative and educational. The regional arts boards are also engaged in this area: London Arts commissioned an extensive research and consultation exercise to inform its recently published Disability Action Plan.