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Disabled Persons

Volume 890: debated on Monday 14 April 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many people were registered with his Department as disabled workers in the Southampton travel to work area including Eastleigh at the latest convenient date; how many of these were unemployed; and how the percentage of disabled workers unemployed in the Southampton travel to work area compares with the national average.

At the last annual count in April 1974, 3,633 people in the Southampton travel-to-work area were registered as disabled. Of these 342 or 9·4 per cent. were unemployed in March this year, the latest date for which information is available. The comparable national percentage was 11·4.