§ 63. Mr. H. Hynd
asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that the Lancashire County Council is employing less than the 3 per cent. quota of registered disabled persons as required by law; and whether he has drawn their attention to their responsibilities in this regard.
§ Mr. Green
Like many other county councils, the Lancashire County Council employs large numbers of professional staff among whom there are relatively few registered disabled persons. This makes for difficulty in satisfying the quota requirements but every effort is being made to improve the position. Our disablement resettlement officers submit disabled persons for engagement whenever possible and during the last six months the council has engaged over 70 registered disabled persons.