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Disabled Persons

Volume 885: debated on Tuesday 28 January 1975

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asked the Minister for the Civil Service what steps he is taking to ensure that all Government Departments employ at least 3 per cent. registered disabled.

The responsibility for the employment of registered disabled rests with departmental Ministers; my Department's role is an advisory one. In consultation with the Department of Employment we are constantly seeking ways to encourage Departments to employ more disabled persons, and also to encourage disabled persons to seek employment in the Civil Service.