asked the Secretary of State for Employment what studies his Department is now carrying out into the workings of the disabled workers quota scheme; and whether he will now make a statement about the future operation of the scheme.
The scheme is under review, and, as I have previously stated, I hope to be able to announce the Government's proposals about the future of the scheme later this year. These proposals will take account of the lessons learned from the programme of stricter enforcement of the quota in six selected areas which I announced in December last year— [Vol. 882, c. 397].
asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many disabled people in the Thanet area are currently registered as unemployed.
198 registered disabled people are currently unemployed in the Thanet travel-to-work area.