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Disabled Persons

Volume 21: debated on Tuesday 30 March 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many disabled people are unemployed in Dundee; and what percentage unemployment rate amongst the registered disabled this represents in Dundee.

On 11 March 1982 there were 961 disabled people unemployed in Dundee, of whom 426 were registered disabled.The latter figure represents 17ยท9 per cent. of all registered disabled people in Dundee. Registration is voluntary and in the absence of information on the total numbers of disabled in the work force it is not possible to calculate the unemployment rate amongst disabled people in Dundee.

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the percentage quota of disabled people employed by (a) Dundee district council and (b) Tayside regional council.

The information is published annually in the Employment Gazette. The latest available figures, for May 1981, were published on page 31 of the January edition of the gazette.