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Disabled Persons

Volume 463: debated on Tuesday 12 April 1949

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asked the Minister of Labour if he will state the number of persons, male and female separately, on the disabled persons' register; and the number of such persons registered as unemployed at the latest available date in each of the 11 regions in Great Britain.

As the answer contains a table of figures, I will, with permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the answer:

At 17th January, 1949, there were 913,340 persons registered under the Disabled Persons (Employment) Act, 1944. This figure included 840,366 males and 72,974 females.

At 21st February, 1949, the numbers of unemployed registered disabled persons in each Region were as follow:

London & South Eastern12,3011,06913,370
South Western3,0561993,255
North Midland2,417832,500
West & East Ridings5,1491565,305
North Western10,40074511,145
GREAT BRITAIN71,6563,78775,443