More people diagnosed with HIV, cancer and multiple sclerosis
will be covered by the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 under new
plans announced by the government.
The changes to the bill will mean that HIV, cancer and multiple
sclerosis will be covered by the Act from the point of
Further measures will also remove the requirement for mental
illnesses to be “clinically well recognised” in order to be covered
by the Act .
The government said the legislation could be in force by
– Government response available from www.disability.gov.uk