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Disabled Persons

Volume 887: debated on Thursday 6 March 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment what are the figures relating to the employment of registered disabled persons in the Stockport area and the number of firms who are failing to fulfil this obligation.

At the last annual count in April 1974, 2,397 people in the area were registered as disabled. Of these, 299 were known to be unemployed in February this year. Most of the remainder were in employment but it is not possible to give a precise figure. When last reviewed 164 local employers were not employing their quota of registered disabled people.