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Disabled Persons

Volume 979: debated on Monday 25 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many firms in (a) the Walsall area, (b) the West Midlands county council area and (c) the United Kingdom meet the 3 per cent. quota of disabled persons in employment; and what percentage of those eligible this represents.

I am advised by the Manpower Services Commision (MSC) that on 1 June 1979, the latest date for which information is available, the number and percentage of employers who were subject to quota, and employed at least 3 per cent. registered disabled people as follows:

Area (1)Number of employers who satisfied quota (2)Percentage of total employers subject to quota represented by figures in column (2)
Walsall10843·9
West Midlands County Council1,26135·9
Great Britain*17,04535·3
* Responsibility for the administration of the quota scheme in Northern Ireland rests with the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland·

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many local authorities meet the 3 per cent. quota of disabled persons in employment; and if he will name them.

I am advised by the Manpower Services Commission that on 1 June 1979, the latest date for which information is available, 83 local authorities in Great Britain satisfied the 3 per cent. quota. Tables showing the levels of quota compliance of individual local authorities, and other public sector employers, were published in the November 1979 issue of the Department of Employment Gazette, a copy of which is in the Library.