§ Mr. D. Jones
asked the Minister of Labour how many persons in the county borough of West Hartlepool and the borough of Hartlepool, respectively, have registered under the Disabled Persons Act; how many of them are in employment; and how many were unemployed at the latest convenient date.
§ Mr. Isaacs
The number of registered disabled persons recorded at Hartlepool Employment Exchange on 16th January, 1950, was 391. Of this number, 65 were unemployed at 20th March, 1950, including 13 severely disabled persons classified as unlikely to obtain employment other than under sheltered conditions. The corresponding figures for West Hartlepool were 1,564 registered as disabled persons and 312 unemployed, including 20 severely disabled. There are no figures available of the number actually in employment, but these will be approximately 320 and 1,250 for Hartlepool and West Hartlepool respectively.