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Disabled Persons (Employment)

Volume 982: debated on Tuesday 15 April 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many registered disabled persons are employed by each of the area health boards in Scotland; and what percentage of those employed by the boards is registered disabled.

As at 1 June 1979, the latest date for which figures are available, the numbers and percentages of staff employed by health authorities in Scotland who are registered as disabled were:

Percentage of school population attending schools in Strathclyde region*48·049·7
Percentage of teaching force employed in schools in Strathclyde region*45·647·7
Percentage of students on initial teacher training courses in colleges of education in Strathclyde region†46·548·1
* The figures are derived from the September 1979 school census and relate to education authority schools in session 1979–80. Figures for grant-aided schools at that date are not yet available and no information is collected about independent schools.
† The figures are derived from a return made by the colleges of education in October 1979 and relate to the numbers of students in training at Craigie, Hamilton, Jordanhill and Notre Dame colleges.