HC Deb 08 December 1949 vol 470 c181W
93. Mr. Ward

asked the Minister of Labour the number of epileptics registered at employment exchanges at the latest convenient date; and what facilities exist for teaching them a trade in view of their difficulties in obtaining employment.

Mr. Isaacs:

At 17th October, 1949, there were 14,370 epileptics registered as disabled persons, of whom 1,732 were unemployed. Epileptics, if suitable for ordinary employment, are eligible for all the training facilities provided for disabled persons, at Government training centres, at technical colleges and with employers. If they require sheltered employment they may obtain training and work in Remploy factories.