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Disabled Persons (Departmental Staff)

Volume 886: debated on Thursday 20 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many registered disabled persons are currently employed by his Department; and whether this number is in conformity with the law relating to the employment of such persons.

248. This figure is below the standard quota of 3 per cent., but about half the posts in the Department are in the prison and immigration services and are unsuitable for disabled persons, and there is a shortage of disabled applicants for the remainder.