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Disabled Staff

Volume 450: debated on Tuesday 10 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much was paid to his Department from the Access to Work Scheme for adjustments for disabled staff in the last year for which figures are available; from what budget he plans to meet the costs of reasonable adjustments for disabled staff following withdrawal of Access to Work funding for central Government departments; and if he will make a statement. [89013]

In 2005-06 DFID received funding of £780.36 from Access to Work towards the cost of providing specially adapted chairs for three staff.

All future costs of reasonable adjustments will be met from DFID's central administration budget. We intend to consider existing and future funding arrangements in the upcoming review of how we manage disability in DFID.