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Disabled Persons (Employment)

Volume 949: debated on Friday 12 May 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many registered disabled men and women were registered unemployed in each of the last five years at the latest available date; and what percentage they represent by sex and in total.

The information requested is as follows:1977 and April 1978 for England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, respectively.

The following table shows the numbers of vacancies notified to employment offices and careers offices and remaining unfilled at April 1977 and April 1978, and the percentage changes between the two dates:

April 1977April 1978Percentage change
Northern Ireland56,61564,274+ 13·5

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will publish a table, taking June 1977 as the base date, index=100, showing the proportionate increase or decrease in employees in employment for each quarter since that date for England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, respectively.

Following is the information for England, Wales and Scotland up to December 1977, the latest date for which estimates are available




June 1977100·0100·0100·0
September 1977100·399·5100·0
December 1977100·398·899·6

Quarterly estimates for Northern Ireland have not so far been compiled, but a series is expected to be published shortly by the Northern Ireland Department of Manpower Services.