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Disabled Persons

Volume 977: debated on Monday 28 January 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will list the size of the maximum fines which can be made under the Disabled Persons (Employment) Act; and how these have been raised since 1944.

The maximum penalties which may be imposed under the Disabled Persons (Employment) Act 1944 have remained unchanged since the inception of the Act and are as follows:

At 10 January the provisional number of people registered as unemployed in the West Yorkshire metropolitan county was 51,885. At 4 January, there were 5,477 vacancies remaining unfilled at employment offices and 494 at careers offices. Vacancies notified to employment offices are estimated to be about one-third of all vacancies in the country as a whole. Because of possible duplication the vacancy figures at employment offices, and careers offices should not be added together.