HC Deb 12 July 1957 vol 573 c75W
Mr. Simmons

asked the Minister of Labour the number of persons formerly registered as disabled who are no longer disabled and who still count in employers quotas under the Disabled Persons (Employment) Act.

Mr. Carr

I regret that this information is not available.

Mr. Simmons

asked the Minister of Labour the number of employers having quota obligations under the Disabled Persons (Employment) Act; the number who complete the voluntary return, showing the totals of their registered disabled employees; and to what extent these returns include employees whose registrations as disabled persons have lapsed.

Mr. R. Carr

About 66,000 employers are recorded as having quota obligations under the Act and they employ altogether some 480,000 registered disabled persons. The voluntary return of registered disabled persons is only one of the methods used to secure compliance and no national statistics are held showing how many employers complete the return. Employers are allowed to continue to count for quota purposes any of their employees whose registration as disabled persons have lapsed whilst in their employment, but these employees are not shown separately in the returns.