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Disabled Persons

Volume 893: debated on Thursday 12 June 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is his policy towards the quota scheme for employment of the disabled.

The scheme is under review, and I hope later this year to announce the Government's proposals about its future. Meanwhile, my policy is to try to ensure that the scheme is administered in a way which will promote

(a)(b)(c)(d)
Number of registered disabled peopleNumber of unemployed registered disabled peopleColumn (b) expressed as a percentage of column (a)National unemployment rate
1965658,92548,3187·41·4
1966654,48345,1926·91·3
1967655,37958,0488·92·3
1968654,78865,35010·02·4
1969645,54568,58610·62·4
1970634,33672,11611·42·6
1971620,69180,17212·63·3
1972610,10791,60314·94·1
1973597,30577,36013·03·0
1974574,64063,37511·02·8
1975557,21765,36911·74·0