HC Deb 14 December 1950 vol 482 cc190-1W
63. Sir I. Fraser

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether special consideration is given to seriously disabled persons to avoid, where possible, their dismissal from the public service on account of redundancy.

Mr. Jay

Departments may at their discretion depart from the normal order of discharge on redundancy in the case of an officer suffering from a disability so serious that, if he were discharged, he would have very substantial difficulty in obtaining suitable alternative employment or in adapting himself to a change of work. This discretion may be exercised even when the Department is already employing the standard quota of 3 per cent. of registered disabled persons.