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Disabled Persons (Training)

Volume 774: debated on Monday 25 November 1968

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity if she will publish the numbers of Government training centres for the handicapped for the years 1964–68; and how many handicapped people have taken advantage of these facilities.

Four residential training centres for the disabled are run by voluntary bodies with Government financial support. From September, 1964, to September, 1968, 2,994 trainees completed courses at these centres.During the same period 5,166 disabled trainees completed courses at Government Training Centres and a further 2,749 received training at technical and commercial colleges under my Department's Vocational Training Scheme.