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Deaf School Leavers

Volume 931: debated on Wednesday 11 May 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment what action he is taking to educate employers regarding the problems and abilities of deaf school leavers.

This is a function carried out by careers officers of local education authorities, who work in close collaboration with disablement resettlement officers of the Employment Service Agency.The agency publishes a leaflet giving advice to employers about employing those who are deaf or hard of hearing. More generally, I understand that the MSC is to publish shortly a new guide to employers on the employment of disabled people, designed to help them make the fullest use of the abilities of disabled workers.