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Disabled Persons

Volume 974: debated on Tuesday 27 November 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will list in the Official Report the number and percentage of firms employing (a) under 50 workers, (b) 50 to 99 workers, (c) 100 to 249 workers, (d) 250 to 500 workers, and (e) about 500 workers, or in any convenient similar classification, which fail to employ their quota of disabled workers, and (i) do and (ii) do not, have a permit; and if this data could be presented over a convenient time span.

I am advised by the Manpower Services Commission that information in the form requested is not readily available and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost. Only national figures for all employers subject to quota are available centrally, and these were given in my reply to the hon. Member on 12 November.—[Vol. 973, c. 490.]