To ask the President of the Board of Trade how many complaints have been received by his Department dealing with restriction of entry into statutory training systems under the Farrier (Registration) Acts; and if he will make a statement.
I have been asked to reply.The Department has received two letters of complaint during the past year about the scheme for training apprentice farriers under the Farriers (Registration) Acts 1975 and 1977.
To ask the President of the Board of Trade (1) what consideration his Department is giving to the licensing of and registration requirements in relation to the Farriers (Registration) Acts; and if he will make a statement;(2) when he proposes to introduce legislation to repeal the Farriers (Registration) Acts; and if he will make a statement.
I have been asked to reply. There are no present plans to repeal the Farriers (Registration) Acts 1975 and 1977. The Acts are kept under regular review by this Department, to ensure that their requirements remain necessary and appropriate.
|Registered disabled1||Percentage of staff in grade||Non-registered disabled1||Percentage of staff in grade||Ethnic minority2||Percentage of staff in grade||Women||Percentage of staff in grade|
|Total non·industrial and industrial staff||1,439||1·1||3,312||4·0||1,849||1·5||40,634||32·0|
|1 Figures based on responses to voluntary disability surveys.|
|2 Figures based on responses to voluntary ethnic origin survey.|