HC Deb 08 June 1964 vol 696 c6W
Miss Quennell

asked the Minister of Labour how many industrial rehabilitation units in the United Kingdom have special wings or departments for the assessment of the industrial or training potential of maladjusted, physically or mentally handicapped and educationally sub-normal school leavers; and how many of each category can be so assessed each year.

Mr. Godber

Apart from the blind, for which there are two special residential centres, the industrial rehabilitation service provides no separate facilities for any particular disability, or any special group of disabled person. There are 1,900 places at the 17 Industrial Rehabilitation Units throughout the country; the 11,906 people who entered these Units during the 12 months ended 30th June, 1963, included 1,081 under 18 years of age. A breakdown into age-groups of the various types of disability is not readily available.