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Disabled Persons

Volume 888: debated on Tuesday 11 March 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will publish in the Official Report the numbers of unemployed registered disabled people in Wales for each year since 1948; and if he will also express these totals as a percentage of all registered people.

the steel industries, respectively, in 1945, 1955, 1965 and 1975, respectively, expressing as a percentage the decrease or increase in each particular category.

The current series of employment estimates started in 1948. The following table shows the numbers of employees in each industry and, in brackets, index numbers based on June 1948=100. There have been a number of discontinuities in the series and linking figures have, therefore, been included for the dates in question. The index numbers allow for the discontinuities.

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will publish in the Official Report the numbers of unemployed registered disabled people in Scotland for each year since 1948; and if he will also express these totals as a percentage of all registered disabled.

The information for February of each year since 1953 is

WalesScotland
YearNumber of unemployed registered disabled peopleUnemployed registered disabled people as a percentage of all registered disabled peopleNumber of unemployed registered disabled peopleUnemployed registered disabled people as a percentage of all registered disabled people
19537,45113·49,08110·9
19545,97711·28,20010·0
19554,9489·57,4729·2
19564,5679·17,0938·9
19574,93810·37,3469·8
19584,96110·97,22710·1
19595,72213·08,45812·3
19605,73613·48,77413·2
19614,97011·88,00712·4
19625,16512·48,00612·5
19635,77014·19,34514·7
19645,02712·28,93714·1
19654,74411·67,71212·1
19664,68611·46,96410·9
19675,48513·47,84612·2
19685,87114·28,42713·0
19696,19015·08,76213·2
19706,23815·38,64013·4
19716,56216·39,72415·2
19727,52918·911,26417·9
19736,55916·39,73816·0
19745,37113·77,33612·5
19754,80712·96,49311·7