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Access to Work Scheme

Volume 450: debated on Wednesday 11 October 2006

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer 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. (89018)

In the last year for which figures are available (2005) the Treasury received £650 funding from the Access to Work Scheme.

The Treasury, as an employer, has a central budget to ensure reasonable adjustments are put in place for disabled people joining, or in, the Department. This budget will meet the costs of reasonable adjustments for disabled staff.