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Disabled Persons

Volume 931: debated on Tuesday 10 May 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is the number of registered disabled workers unemployed in Blackpool.

I am advised by the Manpower Services Commission that in Blackpool on 14th April 1977, 427 registered disabled people were unemployed.

asked the Secretary of State for Employment (1) for how many people suffering from epilepsy registered as unemployed in the Newcastle upon Tyne, Central employment exchange area, the disablement resettlement officer has been able to obtain employment;(2) how many people have registered with the disablement resettlement officer as seeking employment in the Newcastle upon Tyne, Central exchange employment area.

I am advised by the Manpower Services Commission that the information is not available in the precise form requested. However, on 14th April 1977, 1,079 disabled people were registered as unemployed in the Newcastle upon Tyne employment office area, of whom 411 were registered under the Disabled Persons (Employment) Act. There is no analysis by disability of the numbers of disabled placed in employment. The information requested about people suffering from epilepsy could, therefore, be provided only at disproportionate cost.