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Disabled Persons (Employment)

Volume 774: debated on Monday 25 November 1968

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity if she will take steps to ensure that the problems of employing disabled persons are included in the curricula of all management, supervising and personnel courses.

I have no power to ensure this, but I will consider whether my Department could take further steps to encourage it.

asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity if she will take steps to establish an official bureau to co-ordinate and publicise all aspects of research and experimental work in training, assessment and employment of disabled persons, and to provide factual information about the subject.

Arrangements already exist for collecting and disseminating information on training research and this includes some research relevant to the training needs of disabled people. My officers also keep in touch with organisations undertaking research into the training and employment of disabled people. I am considering what scope there is for further development along these lines.

asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity what has been the average number of registered disabled persons employed in the Chippenham Constituency in the last three years.

I regret that precise information is not available, but I will write to the hon. Member giving such information as we have.