The House of Lords Select Committee on the Equality Act 2010 and Disability has concluded that the government is failing in its duty of care to disabled people.

From taxi drivers refusing to take disabled people, to 'disgraceful' accessibility at sports grounds, and pubs and clubs failing to provide disabled toilets, the report, entitled 'The Equality Act 2010: the impact on disabled people', says practice in all areas must be improved.

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How would privatisation affect Channel 4's remit? Would changes to its remit provide greater sustainability? Is Channel 4 equipped to deal with the challenges of changing viewing habits?

These are some of the questions that the Lords Communications Committee will be seeking to answer as part of its new inquiry, launched today.

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The ‪#‎housoflords‬ petitioning period for the ‪#‎HighSpeedRail‬ (London – West Midlands) Bill (the ‪#‎HS2‬ Bill) has been announced. Anyone who is specially and directly affected by the bill may present their objections in a document known as a ‘petition’.

The Lords petitioning period is expected to begin at 10am on Thursday 24 March 2016 and end at 5pm on Monday 18 April 2016.

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Checking and challenging government: House of Lords questions, 14 March 2016

Questions enable members to check on government activities, raise issues of concern and seek information from the government. Any member can ask a question on any subject for which the government is responsible, a government minister or spokesperson answers.

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