HC Deb 11 November 1947 vol 444 cc179-80
17. Lord Willoughby de Eresby

asked the Minister of Labour the total number of 1914–18 disabled ex-Service men now employed under the King's Roll Scheme; the numbers employed by Government Departments, by the local authorities, by the L.C.C., by private employers, respectively; and whether regular action is taken by his Department to ensure the full observance of obligations under this scheme.

Mr. Isaacs

I regret that the statistical information referred to in the first two parts of this Question is not available. In regard to the third part, regular action to secure observance of obligations under the King's Roll Scheme was discontinued during the war and has not been resumed because of the wider obligations under the Disabled Persons (Employment) Act, which gives special recognition to disabled pensioners from the 1914–18 war.

Lord Willoughby de Eresby

Can the Minister give any general information as to whether the various categories of employers are fulfilling their statutory obligations?

Mr. Isaacs

If the noble Lord is referring to the employers and the 3 per cent. quota generally, I can say that, in the main, it is being very properly honoured. Of course, there are some instances where little difficulties occur, but we are getting over them by personal contact rather than by direct action.

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